Ukrainian and First Nations cultures may seem very different, but when they work together they create something that holds the attention of the world.
The collaboration was the theme of this year’s Ukrainian Bishop’s Prayer Breakfast in Edmonton.
The focus was on Ancestors and Elders, a joint production by the Shumka dance company and the Running Thunder Dancers and Indigenous artists. The show, which had its world premiere in April and will resume performances next year, explores the shared values and the differences between Ukrainian settlers and First Nations people.
“We’re making history,” said Adrian Lachance, founder of Running Thunder Dancers.
The Ancestors and

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