Indigenous Arts Arizona Festival at Tempe Center for the Arts

Each Native American tribe has its have individual styles of new music, dance, storytelling and visual arts. A new function in Tempe will highlight a selection of Indigenous traditions as a result of new music and dance performances, workshops and visible arts vendors.

The Indigenous Arts Arizona Pageant will get area at the Tempe Heart for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Violet Duncan, the center’s Indigenous culture adviser, suggests that by way of the festival and applications this sort of as the Saturday wellness collection S.H.A.P.E., she hopes to deliver a space for Indigenous American artists and performers as effectively as teach people about Indigenous groups in Arizona.

“We want to make certain that, number a person, we are instilling satisfaction in Indigenous students and Native people, that we are supportive of arts and culture. Tempe Middle for the Arts is a massive piece in that, showing that we are a mainstream arts business that is supporting Native American Heritage Month.

“On top of that, with our non-Indigenous colleagues and good friends, to display them that this is our tradition. It is wide, diverse and wonderful,” claims Duncan, who is Plains Cree and Taino from the Kehewin Cree Country.

The festival’s theme is therapeutic

The Indigenous Arts Arizona Festival will feature Apache dancers from Yellow Bird Productions.

The pageant will focus on numerous sorts of therapeutic, including dance, tunes, meditation and visuals.

“I know this past 12 months, our healing and the way that we heal is influencing how we shift ahead. I actually needed to do this pageant not only as a type of schooling but as a sort of therapeutic,” Duncan says.

Duncan says she was inspired by her youngsters and how they use a variety of outlets to specific, heal and center themselves.