My name is Makhena Rankin Guerin, I am a two spirit algonquin-cree hoop dancer from abitibiwinni first nation. I have been dancing my whole life but I've been putting all my focus into hoop dancing for the past 4 years. As much as I am a traditional dancer, I am also able to dance more of a contemporary/modern style. I have both traditional and LED hoops at my disposal. In the past, i have danced for renowned organisations such as the United Nations of Canada, the government of Canada and the city of Gatineau. I am fully bilingual, I am fully fluent in both french and english. Traditionally, the hoop dance is a medicinal dance. It works by evoking a certain emotion inside the viewer and it's that emotion that works as medicine. I am a healthcare worker looking to pursue a career in natural medicine.
CBC has done an article about the kind of work I do : https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/dance-hoop-dance-ottawa-pikogan-mahkena-gu%C3%A9rin-1.5547177