The drum is the heartbeat of our people. Drumming honors the four directions, representing our four walks of life: red, yellow, black and white. As a group, we represent our respective tribes and all nations. Songs and dances are prayers made visible with each footstep of the dance. These songs are passed down from previous generations and will continue to be shared with our youth.
The Broken Wing Circle are Native American drummers and offenders at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, Washington.
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