The light of the prayers of the dancers pushes against the dark. Indigenous peoples are experts of this ancient craft. Praying is an experience engaging all the senses, done with an innate understanding of the vibratory nature of the universe.
Rhythm and sound are powerful forces connecting people to deeper truths, ancestors, spirits and realms. The dancers engage with this magic for protection of the women and children of the past, present and future. They work to push the darkness back. The drum reveals many images: a buffalo head with an elder, sundancers, prayer flags in the wind.