2018 Cultural Performances Program

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Amphitheater Stage Performances

Master of Ceremonies -Dennis Bowen, Sr. (Seneca)
Sound Engineer - William Eaton, Wisdom Tree Music
Northern Drum - Thunder Springs led by Lamon Barehand(Hopi/Pima)
Arena Director - Eric Manuelito (Diné)

Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4

11:00 a.m.     Opening Ceremony
                        Presentation of the Colors: First Nations Warrior Society, Mike Smith (Diné), President
                        Native American Flag Song: Jay Begaye (Diné)
                        Blessing: Crystal Littleben, the 71st Naabeehó Bich’eeke’ (Miss Navajo)
                        Remarks: 2018 Fair Chair Shelley Mowry and Heard Museum Director & CEO David M.                                                        Roche

12:00 p.m.     The Cha'Bii'Tu Apache Crown Dancers

1:00 p.m.       Tony Duncan (Apache, Arikara and Hidatsa)

2:00 p.m.       Kenneth Shirley (Diné), Indigenous Enterprises

3:00 p.m.       Montee Sinquah (Hopi/Tewa/Choctaw)

3:50 p.m.       SUNDAY ONLY Closing Ceremony


Steele Auditorium

Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4

10am, 12pm and 2pm - Children's Storytelling and Crafts with Violet Duncan (Plains Cree and Taino) 

Courtyard Stage

Performances sponsored by Canyon Records.

Saturday March 3 and Sunday March 4

11:30 a.m.     Kenneth Shirley (Diné) & Indigenous Enterprise (Native Dancing)
12:00 p.m.     Clark Tenakhongva (Traditional Hopi Singer)
12:30 p.m.     Xavier Quijas Yxayotl (Aztec)
1:00 p.m.       Ken Duncan, Sr. (Apache Storyteller)
1:30 p.m.       Jonah Littlesunday (Navajo Native American Flute)
2:00 p.m.       Jay Begaye (Navajo Traditional Singer)