The songs, players and methods might be different across Turtle Island, but the fun is the same. Hand games are played between families and within tribal communities. We celebrate hand games and talk with the pros about what makes them so fun. We also dig into the roots of hand games and why it’s important to keep them going.
Mary Bearshield-Beaver (Cheyenne Arapaho) – hand game coordinator for the majority of the powwows in the area
Rusty Farmer (Colville Nez Perce) – owner and creator of Battle of Nations Stick Game Tournament
Lawrence Nayally (Pehdzeh Ki First Nations) – Host for CBC’s “Trail’s End” and an organizer
Break Music: Treaty Six and Coastal Hand Game Song (song) Fawn Wood & Dallas Waskahat (album) Blessings (album)