Indigenous dancers bring flair to Super Bowl pre-game festivities

Dancers perform during the NFL football Super Bowl 57 opening night, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, in Phoenix. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ross D. Franklin)

By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Patrick Mitsuing admits he is not a football fan or a sports fan for that matter. But Mitsuing, a member of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in Saskatchewan, played a key role at the Super Bowl which was held Feb. 12 in the Arizona city of Glendale. No, Mitsuing did not suit up for the Kansas City Chiefs or Philadelphia Eagles, who squared off in the National Football League’s championship final. Kansas City rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to register a 38-35 victory in the contest. Instead, Mitsuing travelled from his home community of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation community about 300 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon it ti watch the game. He was the only Indigenous performer from Canada who was dancing outside the…

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