Dance of the warrior
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Powwow dances are beautiful expressions of Indigenous spirituality, history and culture. There are a variety of regional dance styles performed by men, women and children across North America. For all dancers, the spiritual centre of a powwow is always the Circle — a revered area blessed by a spiritual leader (see Shaman; Religion: Aboriginal Peoples). Dancers must only enter the Circle from the east, as they walk in the direction of the sun. In addition, powwow dances, drum music and singers, and regalia are sacred elements of the celebration, meant not only to entertain, but also to tell important stories about personal and cultural history (see Powwow Music; Powwow Singers).