Native American cultural flash mob
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 02:32:04 GMT —
It was a unique cultural demonstration at the Grand Traverse Mall Saturday as dozens of Native American people broke into dance for a flash mob performance.
More than 100 people from the Native American community came together Saturday afternoon to take part in the Idle No More Flash Mob Round dance.
Round dances are a special native gathering that usually take place in the winter months. The men and women hold hands and dance around in circles while others provide music by playing hand drums
Saturdayâ??s event was held to show support to their first nation's relatives in Canada and to protest the recent passing of the C-45 bill in Canada.
7&4 News is told that security from the Grand Traverse Mall called the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office because of the flash mob. Sheriff Deputies did show up however they allowed the performers to complete their dances.
To hear from the Organizer of the flash mob Bud Day and the Former Tribal Chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa Chippewa Indians Derek Bailey on the C-45 Bill and the flash mob performance, click on the video above.