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Performing dances passed down through generations in ceremonial potlatches, these Le-La-La dancers are from North Vancouver Island. The lobby of the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver had been transformed into the Kla-how-ya (meaning "Welcome") Aboriginal Village for the 2010 Olympics. As well as these fantastic shows, I got to see a beautifully carved Ravensong canoe by artist Bill Helin, drums, moccasins and baby baskets crafted by the Tsilqoti'n Aboriginal band in BC.