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A round dance to celebrate International Women's Day 2018

Members of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation honoured women through a round dance and feast on March 8th, 2018. The event honoured the nation's relationship with women, which stems from a relationship with Mother Earth, explained Dawn-Estelle Miskokomon. 











 Photo Credit: Dawn-Estelle Miskokomon is the violence prevention coordinator with Chippewa of the Thames' justice department. She helped host the dollmaking and round dance activities in celebration of International Women's Day. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC News)

"Everything that we know and everything we understand comes from our teachings with creation from our natural world," said Miskokomon.

Although it was a night to honour women, the proceedings also offered an opportunity to honour the respectful relationship between men and women, she said.

"As we gather around in a circle and song with our men, they honour our women in song to show them their pride and the utmost respect they have for them," she said.

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Source: CBC News

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