The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association, in conjunction with the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, presents the Arizona Indian Festival, a celebration of Arizona’s 22 Indigenous tribes.
Native American tribes of Arizona will share their traditional artistry, songs and dances during the 2015 Arizona Indian Festival, the week of the Big Game at Scottsdale Civic Center Park from January 29 – 31, 2015.
Thursday morning festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a traditional blessing, introduction of the Board of Directors, and visiting dignitaries, presentation of the National Anthem by Miss Indian Arizona – Shasta Dazen and an official posting of the colors.
The additional morning entertainment includes:
10:00 a.m Posting of Colors by Haskell-Osife Antone American Legion Post# 51 National Anthem by Shasta Dazen, Miss Indian Arizona 2014-15
10:15 am Welcome Address & Royalty Introductions
10:30 am Miss Hopi Royalty & Antone Honanie (Hopi)
10:45 am Royalty Wa:K Ceksan-San Xavier District
11:00 am Parker Arizona Bird Singers (Colorado River Indian Tribe)
11:30 am Tódí Néésh Zhéé Singers (Navajo)
12:00 pm DESERT TRIBES
12:30 pm San Carlos Apache Crowndancers (Apache)
1:00 pm Hualapai GCW Bird Singers & Dancers (Pai)
1:30 pm Parker Arizona Bird Singers (Colorado River Indian Tribe)
2:00 pm Deer Dancers- Narciso Bule (Yaqui)
Where: Scottsdale Civic Center Park, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Scottsdale, Az. 85251
When: January 29 – 31, 2015; 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Why: Native Arizona is extraordinary; look at Native peoples, their societies, their accomplishments, and their historic contribution. Traditional homes will be constructed, cultural songs will be sung, and demonstrations will appeal to all the senses. It is our hope that visitors of all ages will fall in love with ‘Native Arizona.’
For more information on this free, family friendly event visit: www.ArizonaIndianTourism.org or like us on Facebook: Arizona American Indian Tourism Association.