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When @TEDFellow Kayla Briët was four-years-old, her dad brought her to watch a Taos Pueblo Hoop Dance, a traditional dance created hundreds of years ago in Southwestern USA. The dance takes hoops made out of willow wood and threads them together to create formations of the natural world. “Watching this dance was magic to me,” says Kayla, whose father is from the Prairie Band's Potawatomi Tribe in Northeastern Kansas. “Like with a time capsule, I was taking a look through a cultural window to the past. I felt a deeper connection to how my ancestors used to look at the world around them.” The experience inspired her to turn to filmmaking and composing to reclaim the stories of her heritage. Through music and ultimately her latest documentary film, “Smoke That Travels,” @kaylabriet explores her fear that her Native heritage will be forgotten in time. To learn more about her work, visit go.ted.com/timecapsules

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@ahmadmaaty this made me think of you.. I can imagine you doing this like easy breezy ⚡


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@ttlintu lol. I wish. This looks so cool!


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Be who you wanna be!


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براي يادگيري زبان انگليسي در صنعت مواد غذايي به ما بپيونديد


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Really love your visual content!


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Blessed to live in Southern California and see this dance at Knott’s Berry Farm.


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Amazing !


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Thanks man. You have empowered many people including myself. Encouraged me to start my own grind.


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Always collaborating.


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Nice pic!


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@zero.desoco 🤗💕 so amazing !! Thanks for tagging me love !


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Dm please


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@martinaluisetti oh my gosh! Look at this guys go...


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@lisacaldognettomakeup check videos of hawaiian hooping.. so beautiful. The originals! this is stunning ❤️


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