Grand Canyon National Park celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

GRAND CANYON – On Thursday, Grand Canyon National Park will be celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with special presentations and demonstrations, and all are invited to participate in this special day of recognition and celebration of the many accomplishments, contributions, and sacrifices made by the first Americans.

Dishchii'bikoh Apache Crown Dancers will be performing at Grand Canyon's Native American Heritage celebration | Photo courtesy of National Parks Services
Dishchii’bikoh Apache Crown Dancers will be performing at Grand Canyon’s Native American Heritage celebration | Photo courtesy of National Parks Services

Each year, November is recognized as National Native American Heritage Month. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are a special part of the tapestry of the Nation’s history. As keepers of a rich and ancient cultural heritage, Native Americans share the beauty of their art, power of their songs and grace of their people.

Grand Canyon’s Native American Heritage Month celebration includes a special presentation on a new publication, ‘American Indians and the Civil War,’ published by Eastern National, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, National Park Service and the Bureau of Indian Education. This 30 minute program will take place at 10 a.m. in the Shrine of the Ages.

The evening program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of the Ages for an evening filled with cultural dancing and demonstrations. The Guardians of the Canyon Ram Dancers, Dishchii’bikoh Apache Crown Dancers, and the Hopi Warriors of Grand Canyon are scheduled to perform.

Event details and contact information

  • When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Where: Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park
  • Contact: Mariah Cisse at 928-638-7375 | Tina Yazzi at 928-638-7761

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