Hoop dance inspires Native American youth
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Hoop dance inspires Native American youth

To preserve Native American culture, one teacher in New Mexico revived the traditional hoop dance.

In the interest of preserving culture and identity among Native Americans, Steve LaRance decided to start teaching a traditional hoop dance to young children.

LaRance, an artist in northern New Mexico, started the Pueblo of Pojoaque Youth Hoop Dancers in 2013, at a time when he felt the younger generation was becoming too distracted by modern influences and technologies.

"We find that they get lost a lot and a simple dance that is part of their cultural heritage has given them self-esteem and confidence," LaRance told the BBC.

Produced by the BBC's Franz Strasser.