One of downtown Indianapolis’ top artistic and cultural celebrations returns for its 27th anniversary.
Visitors can meet Native American artists from more than 50 cultures from across the U.S. and Canada and purchase their handmade art, including jewelry, pottery, beadwork, cultural items, basketry, paintings, sculpture and weavings. The weekend also will feature performances from Native American musicians, as well as family-friendly cultural demonstrations of Native art, cooking and storytelling.
Artists’ booths will be located both outside and inside the museum.
- 11 am – Sisterz in Song
Sisterz in Song is an a capella group that features a trio of young women vocalists from Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara cultures who perform traditional songs.
- 12 pm – Jaque Nunez – Journeys to the Past Storytelling
Cultural storyteller Jacque Tahuka Nunez performs “Journeys to the Past,” describing the lifestyle of California’s first people, the Acjachemen Nation of Orange County.
- 1 pm – Tony Duncan Family Performance
World champion hoop dancer and flute musician Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa) and his family return to the Eiteljorg for performances and hoop-dancing workshops. Duncan and his fellow dancers astound crowds with their high-energy hoop-dance moves.
- 2 pm – Hoop-Dancing Workshop
- 3 pm – Son of Hweeldi
The award-winning band Son of Hweeldi performs a blend of rock, soul, blues and world music based on Navajo and Apache histories that they call “resistance rock.”
Tickets: $13-$15, adults; free for Eiteljorg members and youth 17 and under.