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Registered: December 2009
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This image was taken during the summer of 2002 during the North American Indigenous Games that were held in Winnipeg and which involved First Nations people from all parts of Canada and the United States. The reason I like this image so much is the fact that Spirit Island where this shot was taken close to downtown Winnipeg was the meeting place for native people from all over North America long before the white man came to the area and so there is a timeless feel to the foreground of the picture for me while the apartment block I live in is set in the background.

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August 5, 2002
· Date: Tue November 30, 2010 · Views: 437 ·
Keywords: North American Indigenous Games, Winnipeg, Spirit Island
Camera Make / Model: Nikon CP775
Lens Make / Focal Length: n/a
Filters / Type Used: none
Flash / Type Used: none
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: North American Indigenous Games
State / County / Area Image Taken: Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,660
Tue November 30, 2010 6:01pm

It being a Winnepeg winter now, I wonder which you'd rather be living in!
An interesting contrast in living styles Jan.

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 59
Tue November 30, 2010 6:54pm

Interesting capture and event Jan, were there more Teepees setup then just these two?

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,850
Tue November 30, 2010 7:25pm

Lovely tones and colour in the image Jan with your usual interesting notes,

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 1,105
Tue November 30, 2010 7:39pm

Very interesting notes, and an unusual capture.

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,730
Wed December 1, 2010 12:28am

I found the following site that gives so idea of the intent for Spirit Island here at the Forks in Winnipeg.

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Registered: August 2009
Posts: 1
Thu December 2, 2010 2:03pm

Well composed and an interesting juxtaposition of the clashing life styles..
I think the native indians had it harder, but in the final analysis they had a better or "truer" existence. Most humans are so removed from nature that they lose that connection.
TFS this one Smile

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 74
Thu December 2, 2010 8:10pm

Interesting seeing the old and the new together in the same image!

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