Beat of the Drum
By Aniah, 826 MSP
A student is lifted up by the dance of her ancestors.
I am from the beat of the drum,
Dancing from dusk till dawn.
From the moment my moccasins hit the ground,
From dancing around,
I dance for the people who can’t.
I get the feeling of freedom,
Of confidence and safety.
About the Author
Aniah is Ojibwe from the White Earth Nation in Minnesota. She likes to represent her traditional ways by dancing in powwows around the country. She hopes future generations of her family continue the tradition of dancing in powwows.
From this lesson
Narrative, Poetry, Social-Emotional Learning
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by Cristeta Boarini, 826 MSP