Scenes from the Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival

Git Hayetsk, representing the traditional dances of the Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil’wat and Musqueam nations, perform outside the Royal B.C. Museum at the Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival on Sunday.Git Hayetsk, representing the traditional dances of the Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil’wat and Musqueam nations, perform outside the Royal B.C. Museum at the Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival on Sunday.
Kayalana Hazelman-Charlie, 9, sings a traditional song on stage Sunday at the Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival. Don Descoteau/Victoria NewsKayalana Hazelman-Charlie, 9, sings a traditional song on stage Sunday at the Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Members of the Maori He Waka Kotuia Dancers from Otakou, New Zealand perform a traditional song on the mainstage at the Victoria Aborginal Cultural Festival on Sunday outside the Royal B.C. Museum. The visiting group was popular with the festival goers, who flocked to see them perform ancient and contemporary songs, as well as the haka. Don Descoteau/Victoria NewsMembers of the Maori He Waka Kotuia Dancers from Otakou, New Zealand perform a traditional song on the mainstage at the Victoria Aborginal Cultural Festival on Sunday outside the Royal B.C. Museum. The visiting group was popular with the festival goers, who flocked to see them perform ancient and contemporary songs, as well as the haka. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The faces of male singers in the visiting He Waka Kotuia Maori choir from New Zealand are painted with intricate designs. The choir performed on stage Sunday at the Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival outside the Royal B.C. Museum. Don Descoteau/Victoria NewsThe faces of male singers in the visiting He Waka Kotuia Maori choir from New Zealand are painted with intricate designs. The choir performed on stage Sunday at the Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival outside the Royal B.C. Museum. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

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