Jingle dress dancers honour George Floyd at site where he was killed

Jingle dress dancers held a ceremony at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis on Monday, the place where George Floyd was killed by police last week.

Floyd, a black man, died after a white police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for minutes, even after he stopped moving. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been fired and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

"The jingle dress dance is such a beautiful and powerful action to take… It has this deep spiritual meaning and power behind it," said Tara Houska, who attended the event. Read more

A group of Indigenous people in Minneapolis helped to co-ordinate a jingle dress ceremony on Monday in the place where George Floyd was killed. The dance is meant for healing and was organized in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. (Tara Houska)

Source: CBC News

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