Aboriginal Venues at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

It was memorable to feel the spirit at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and witness  first hand a collective energy that I will never forget! The power of collective support is incredible and watching the growing success of the Canadian athletes was truly inspiring and motivating and made Canada truly proud.

Other than watching all my favorite athletes compete, my additional interest while there was to capture events at the Aboriginal venues that featured a  growing number of talented Indigenous musicians and artists from across North America.  The Four Host First Nations 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion drew huge crowds and quickly became a symbol of pride and success for Aboriginal Peoples all across Canada. The Talking Stick Festival featured fantastic performances nightly with First Nations, Metis and Inuit  dancers, writers, and musicians. Here are some moments from the week I was there.