February 07, 2010

Chief Cliff Singers at 2010 Olympics

Flathead Reservation's Chief Cliff Singers to perform at Winter Olympics

By Vince DevlinThe singing and drumming group from the Kootenai Tribe on the Flathead Indian Reservation--and their ancient drum--are headed to the Winter Olympics later this month.

The Chief Cliff Singers will perform on Friday, Feb. 19, at the 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion--also known at the Chiefs' House--in the center of Olympic activity in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

They'll be singing and drumming for dancers from Canada's Ktunaxa Tribe at the pavilion, which will feature Indigenous performers daily throughout the Games' Feb. 12-28 run. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, born on the Piapot Cree Indian Reserve in Saskatchewan, kicks off the Chiefs' House performances for the Four Host First Nations, sponsors of the pavilion.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Asham Stompers at 2010 Olympics and Youth Choir's Olympics Invitation Axed.

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