Chandler to be spiced up with Indian weekend

September 29, 2012 by  

A timely event to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program and to celebrate Native American Recognition Days will come to downtown Chandler next weekend, in the shape of an Indian Art Market.

At this festival, there is something for the whole family to enjoy, including storytelling, Native American musicians, entertainers, hoop dancers, flute players, and plenty more. The native culture will be shared with the public through stories and songs by Ken Duncan Sr., who belongs to the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Through Duncan’s comical music, he shows the great spirit and culture of the American Indian.

For those who love to be entertained, live performances will take place from Moontee Sinquah, from the Village of Shungopavi, located in northern Arizona, and all champion hoop dancers will strut their stuff. There will be a special appearance by the 2011 Miss Indian Arizona contenders and a number of vendors will set up their stalls at the event, offer such wares as katsina carving, painting, ceramics, jewelry, native foods, and hand-woven blankets.

Flyer printing might have been used to raise awareness of this event to the residents in the surrounding area. The Indian Art Market is free of charge to attend and takes place from Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, with opening and closing times varying depending on the date chosen to head down. For additional information, please visit the Native American Indian Art Market website or phone Niki Tapia at 480-782-2214.