nice blue colors of face painting of a fancy dancer at pow wow

Watch Native American Fancy Dance and learn about Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Culture

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada


Native American fancy dance is a traditional and colorful dance performed at many pow-wows across North America. Native American people living in Nova Scotia, Canada are known as Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq first nation. Visiting annual powwow must be on the list of things to do in Nova Scotia.

Male and female dancers at the start of powwow in Dartmouth
Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq annual pow wow dancers
White and blue dance regalia of head dancer
Head dancer in bright and colorful regalia

Native American Fancy Dance Photo Gallery

It is a great family trip idea as kids will definitely enjoy traditional Native American wigwams and loud beat of the Mi’kmaq drum. The whole family will learn a lot about the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq culture.

Fancy dance head male dancer
Mi’kmaq head dancer near the drum tent
native american fancy dance nova scotia mikmaq
Canada First Nation People at the pow wow in Dartmouth

Native American fancy dance is a highlight of any Mi’kmaq pow wow.  FPImages publishes several fancy dance photos in this post from the annual 2009 pow-wow in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The location of the powwow will vary from year to year. To plan a trip to Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq powwow you can visit Doers & Dreamers guide – official Nova Scotia tourism guide. This guide will let you make your family trip memorable and show you other things to do in Nova Scotia.

Fancy dance and traditional wigwam
Fancy dance and traditional wigwam
Photo of head dancer doing elaborate fancy dance movements and amazing regalia
Elaborate fancy dance movements and amazing regalia

Native American fancy dance is very complicated and requires a lot of skills from the dancer. The dress of the fancy dance or any other Native American dance is called dance regalia. Fancy dance regalia includes many items – bustle, bells, roach, moccasins, bright fabrics with multicolored fringes.

This Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq head dancer features white and blue fancy dance regalia with orange accents. He wears beautiful Native American beads and lots of eagle feathers. Mi’kmaq one of many First Nations in Canada has its own hieroglyphs. You can easily spot these Mi’kmaq hieroglyphs orange in color on this beautiful fancy dance regalia.

Mi'kmaq fancy dancer dutch angle portrait
Dutch angle picture of a head dancer
Head dancer's roach made with feather and fur
Dance regalia includes feathers and fur roach

Hopefully, this photo gallery will help you include a family trip to a Native American powwow on your list of things to do in Nova Scotia and help you learn about rich Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq culture.

bustle with sacred eagle feathers on the back of fancy dancer
Bustle – a must attribute of a fancy dance regalia
Details of dance regalia showing bright colors and native american hieroglyphs
White and Blue dance regalia with orange accents, bells and Mi’kmaq hieroglyphs


Powow souvenirs for sale - native indians dream catchers
Native American souvenirs – dream catchers for sale at the pow wow
Native drum band - Eastern Eagle, Nova Scotia mi'kmaq
Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Eastern Eagle band singing to the native drum

   12.12.2023  by FPImages


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