Dressed to Im­press

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Melvie Visto of Ed­mon­ton says, “This photo was taken last June in Churchill Square in down­town Ed­mon­ton, where I was at­tend­ing the sec­ond an­nual Ed­mon­ton Filipino Fi­esta. I was dressed in the na­tive at­tire of the Tig­wa­hanon Manobo tribe from the northern Min­danao re­gion in the Philip­pines. I be­lieve Canada is a multicultural coun­try that wel­comes all sorts of dif­fer­ent peo­ple from around the globe. As one of those im­mi­grants, I was proud to wear this tribal dress to cel­e­brate my her­itage. The Tig­wa­hanon Manobo tribe is found along the wa­ter­shed of the Tigwa river; na­tive peo­ple use the river to make a liv­ing as well as to travel from one place to an­other.”

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