Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Awareness Day

Sedona, Arizona

Annual Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Awareness Day

September 19th, 2015

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The Annual Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Awareness Day will be taking place at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona this Saturday from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm! Throughout the day there will be performances by the Bird Dancers, Gourd Singers, and the Crown Dancers, along with guest speakers including Gertrude Smith Director of Cultural Resources among others. Nation arts and crafts vendors will be selling their wares and various types of delicious Indian fry bread will be served. This is a very family friendly event and offers you and your children a chance to learn more about the Yavapai-Apache Nation while having fun together! Parking is limited so please carpool if possible. Folding chairs and or blankets are recommended for your viewing comfort. The City of Sedona is sponsoring Sedona residents to get in free with applicable ID. All others only pay regular park admission fees of $5.00 per adult (14 and up), $3.00 per youth (7-13) and children (0-6) are always free. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

Yavapai-Apache NationThe Yavapai-Apache Nation consists of two distinct people, the Yavapai and Apache. The Yavapai refers to themselves as Wipuhk’a’bah and speak the Yuman language, while the Apache refer to themselves as Dil’zhe’e and speak the Athabaskan language. Yavapai and Apache history spans several hundred years in the Verde Valley at a minimum. The tribes generally coexisted, as two culturally distinct groups in the country surrounding the Verde River. To learn more about the history of the Yavapie- Apache Nation please visit www.yavapai-apache.org.

The Yavapai-Apache Nation consists of two distinct people, the Yavapai and Apache. The Yavapai refers to themselves as Wipuhk’a’bah and speak the Yuman language, while the Apache refer to themselves as Dil’zhe’e and speak the Athabaskan language. Yavapai and Apache history spans several hundred years in the Verde Valley at a minimum. The tribes generally coexisted, as two culturally distinct groups in the country surrounding the Verde River. To learn more about the history of the Yavapie- Apache Nation please visit www.yavapai-apache.org.

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