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Old 02-21-2014, 05:13 AM   #1
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Mixing Styles: What's Your Opinion?

Hi there!
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I'm having my coming out to dance at my university's pow wow and I am working on my regalia. Because of my age (late 30's), I am doing women's traditional.
Here's my dilemma: I am Nii'mii'pu (Nez Perce) and EBCI. Those styles are VERY different.
Is it okay to mix elements of your very different tribal styles to reflect who you are? Or should I stick to one? I have lived most of my life in the NW, so I am leaning towards a more NP look, but I feel like I want to honor my EBCI ancestors as well.
Help?
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Are you dancing Northern Traditional? If so, then you are dancing a CATEGORY style. There are some excellent Nor. Trad. women dancers from the mountains of NC. What does your family in Qualla Boundary say?
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Yes, welcome, and it does depend on if you're dancing in a 'category' or just out to dance.
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