Becky Taylor talks about vision of Woodland Dance Troop

Produced by Arden Williams
Reserve, Wisconsin (NFIC)

Becky Taylor of the Lac Court Oreilles (LCO) Ojibwe Reservation near Hayward, Wisconsin has been dancing ever since she could walk. She is well known on the powwow circuit for her Jingle Dress contest dancing. She's also utilized by different powwow committees for her knowledge about pageant.

Becky started the Woodland Dance Troop about ten years ago because she had a vision of the togetherness of her community and wanted to revive the woodland dances of the Native American people in the Great Lakes.

The Woodland Dance troop consists of Native American dancers and singers of all ages and tribes living in the region whom love to go to powwows and just have fun. Sometimes the troop gets lucky and get to travel cross country to visit other reservations and powwows.

Becky has been a great help in the community with the princess pageant, outfit making classes, organizing the formation of woodland dance troop and helping out with all of LCO's powwows.

During the summer, every Wednesday at 7pm the Woodland Dance Troop and other dancers gather at the LCO tribes resort "The Landing" to showcase different dance styles and regalia of the Native American people.

"I wanted to revive the Woodland Dances"

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