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Celebrate Native American Heritage Days at Grand Canyon on Monday, November 9

 

November 1, 2015



Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate Native American Heritage Days on Monday, November 9th, 2015.

Native American Heritage Days celebrate and promote understanding of the diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Native people. Grand Canyon National Park’s extensive tribal histories make it an ideal place for the public to learn about, acknowledge, and appreciate tribal culture.

The park’s celebration will include a special evening presentation at 7:30 pm in Shrine of the Ages on the South Rim. The program will feature folk/punk band Sihasin, the Jones Benally Family Dance Troupe, Hopi Warriors, and local Grand Canyon students.

Jeneda and Clayson Benally will headline the evening with their new ‘alter-Native’ punk band, Sihasin, whose music focuses on Native American and environmental issues. The Jones Benally Family Dance Troupe will give a personal insight into Navajo culture and perform traditional Navajo (Dine) dances including their hoop dance. Jones Benally is a respected elder of the Navajo Nation and has received numerous accolades for his work as a performer and educator. The evening’s festivities will conclude with a performance by local Grand Canyon students.

For more information please contact Tina Yazzie: tina_yazzie@nps.gov.

 

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