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Scottsdale 2019

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THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS ENTRENCHED THROUGHOUT THE REGION. ENRICH YOUR PROGRAM AND CREATE A SENSE OF PLACE BY INCORPORATING INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCES AND LEARNING ABOUT THE HERITAGE OF THESE EARLY INHABITANTS. Championship Hoop Dance Contest. And every March, you will fi nd tradi- tional and contemporary art forms from more than 600 Native artists at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market. Also in March are two perfor- mances of Native Trails, a free event by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts that explores First Nations culture through art, music and dance, held at Scottsdale Civic Center Park. The Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail at the Desert Botanical Garden demonstrates how plants have been used by indigenous people for food, medicine and building materi- als—one of the largest exhibits of its kind. There is also ample event space on site, including the sage- and laven- der-scented Steele Herb Garden that can accommodate receptions for 75, and the enchanting Webster Center—a tiered patio enhanced by the surround- ing butte and up-lit saguaros—that seats 150. Boutique entertainment booking agency, Onstage Entertainment Group, can bring Native American artists to your events, including award-winning fl autist and medicine storyteller, Kelvin Mockingbird, and world champion hoop dancer, Brian Hammill. A SENSE OF PLACE EXPERIENCE SCOTTSDALE Ullman Terrace at the Webster Center, Desert Botanical Garden DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN Heard Museum HEARD MUSEUM Founded in 1929, the Heard Museum is internationally recog- nized for its award-winning exhibits, collections and festivals that convey the stories of Native American cultures. Committed to the advancement of Native American art, it showcases both traditional and contemporary styles, with a collection of more than 40,000 objects and about 4,000 works from the American Indian Fine Art Movement. The elegant Spanish Colonial architecture of the museum lends itself to a variety of stunning event spaces, including The Plaza courtyard that accommodates 500 for banquets, and the private Nichols Garden for receptions of up to 75. Enhance your event with performances and demonstrations from local artists, arranged by the museum, such as fl autists, hoop dancers, bead- work artists and storytellers. In February, see top Native American and Canadian First Nations dancers compete at the Annual Heard Museum World 2 | Ignitemag.ca | Ignite Destination Supplement

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