Young Warriors Storytelling & Crafts

with Violet Duncan (Plains Cree/Taíno)

For kids from 1 to 101

Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3
Steele Auditorium

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.        Animal Mask Making

Make the traditional trickster stories come alive with your own take home Bear, Wolf & Bird Masks.

12 noon – 1 p.m.           Big Show: Trickster Stories, Pow Wow Dancing & Sing Alongs

A collection of 3 traditional trickster stories told with the use of larger than life masks. Three Pow Wow dance styles will be performed between each story and a phenomenal Hoop Dance.

2 – 3 p.m.                       Animal Mask Making

Make the traditional trickster stories come alive with your own take home Bear, Wolf & Bird Masks

All Day: Photo Booth/Selfie Station: Large Poster Background to Share a Photo on Social Media with Hashtags: #HeardIndianMarket2019 #Heard #YoungWarriorsStorytelling #YoungWarriorsCrafts

Violet Duncan (Plains Cree/Taíno), from Kehewin, Alberta, Canada, was Miss Indian World 2012. As such, she represented all indigenous people of North America. Violet combines traditional dance styles and storytelling to tell stories passed down from generation to generation. She has performed for audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe. Violet lives with her husband and four young children in Arizona.

Violet is the author and illustrator of The Sweet Violet Series of children’s books, including When We Dance and Let’s Hoop Dance. When We Dance is a timeless story about a mother passing down traditional teachings through oral history and dance to her daughter. As the girl grows into a woman, she is taught that dance is a way to connect with all things and through dance they can truly appreciate the beauty that is all around them. This is a universal Native American story that will be enjoyed time and time again.

 Let’s Hoop Dance is a delightful father and son story about sharing the gift of the Hoop Dance. Violet was inspired by watching the passion and determination in her son when he danced with his father, five-time World Champion Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan. Go on a heartfelt journey with Naiche and his hoops!