Google's June 15 Doodle is a celebration of jingle dancers and of Native women.
"Dancers move in unison and a sound fills the air, like raindrops falling on a tin roof," Google said in its posted explanation. "Today’s Doodle by Ojibwe guest artist Joshua Mangeship Pawis-Steckley celebrates the Jingle Dress Dance, which originated during the 1920s amongst the Ojibwe tribe somewhere between Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ontario. The dance lives on today, notably in events such as the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Grand Celebration Pow Wow this weekend in Hinckley, Minnesota."
Google posted a Q&A with the artist, Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, who divides his time between Wasauksing First Nation (in Ontario) and Vancouver.
One question asks, "what message do you hope people take away from your Doodle?" He answers: "That Anishinaabe culture is beautiful. That indigenous women are strong and resilient, and the voice of our future.
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Google calls the Jingle Dance a constant and the sounds "affirm the power of Native American women."