Museum Honours Late First Nations Dancer

Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 14:46



An exhibit honouring a legendary First Nations dancer opened at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina today.


The late George Ceepeekous of the Kawacatoose First Nation was renowned as one of the few men who continued to dance the Prairie Chicken Dance.


In fact, his dedication to that dance motivated some younger dancers to learn it.


However, Ceepeekous might be remembered most for his love of dancing.


In 1991, at the age of 71, Ceepeekous contacted the museum to discuss having his outfit added to the museum collection — believing that he had hung up his moccasins for good.


But, Ceepeekous continued to dance until 2003, still winning awards and trophies along the way.