A big celebration of Native American life will be held in Scottsdale, AZ, during Super Bowl 2015 week. It is sponsored by The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and will be held at the Scottsdale Civic Center Park, January 29-31 (2015).
The festival will give visitors the change to experience the culture of Arizona’s 22 tribes first hand, through traditional music, social dances, artist demonstrations, village replicas and authentic Native American jewelry, paintings, pottery and more.
The festival provided the news release below:
ARIZONA INDIAN FESTIVAL COMING TO SCOTTSDALE DURING THE BIG GAME
(Scottsdale, Ariz. Aug. 15) – The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts are partnering to bring the Arizona Indian Festival to the Scottsdale Civic Center Park, January 29-31 located at 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Be near the action and excitement of the Waste Management Open, ESPN Fanfest and all the activities surrounding the big game, while experiencing the culture of Arizona’s 22 tribes first-hand, through traditional music, social dances, artist demonstrations, village replicas and authentic Native American jewelry, paintings, pottery and more.
"It’s truly a wonderful opportunity for the AAITA to welcome visitors/guests from across this nation to 'Native Arizona’. Through cultural sharing and demonstrations, we have opened a dialogue for networking and entertainment. Our 7 villages on-site, representing the Tribal Nations of Arizona, will give visitors the chance to travel and experience the rich cultural heritage that is Native Arizona without leaving the city. There will be something for everyone; from the serious art collector to the casual souvenir hunter. Families are encouraged to come engage in one on one conversations with Native people from all over Arizona. The Arizona Indian Festival hopes to strength the bond of community and education," said President of AAITA, Donovan Hanley.
Guests will be able to meander through traditional villages, exploring traditional dwellings, tools and way of life, while Native American artists of all genres will provide demonstrations, tell stories, play music and share traditional dances. The Arizona Indian Festival would not be complete without the sweet and savory aromas that will fill the air as authentic Native American foods will be prepared on-site.
“We are very happy to host this event in the Scottsdale Civic Center Park, said Events Services Coordinator Sai Powers. “We look forward to having guests from all over the city, state, and country enjoy outdoor entertainment at its finest. It will be a wonderful experience.”
The event is FREE, family-friendly and open to the public Thursday January 29 through Saturday January 31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, please visit ArizonaIndianTourism.org and visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AmericanIndianFestival.
About the Arizona American Indian Tourism Association:
Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) is a statewide, nonprofit 501(c) 3 membership organization, established in 1994. Overseen by a nine member board, AAITA involves American Indian businesses and professionals as organization members, who voluntarily work together to increase tourism and tourism awareness on Arizona Indian reservations/communities. AAITA targets the 22 Native American tribes in Arizona. AAITA also facilitates and hosts conferences for Native Americans, speakers on tourism issues, and assists Native American people in effective networking.