Indigenous Dance Residency
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About the Event
Julenda will encourage conversations with the audience as she displays historic photography, film, and share her family’s story. The Palm Springs International Dance Festival opens the doors to the public to learn, experience, and understand the culture of Native American people. We question, and will inform where they stand in today’s society.
“I will weave my family’s story within the larger history of colonization and assimilation practices, which ultimately led to a cultural loss for many Indigenous families, my own included. I hope to shed light on the cultural disconnect that occurred due to forced relocation, stolen land, dance bans, genocide, residential boarding schools, and policies such as the Dawes Act."