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Cultural Demonstration

Cultural Demonstration Celebration!

Grand Canyon Conservancy & Grand Canyon National Park would like to invite you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cultural Demonstration Program.

  • July 6, 2024
  • 9:00AM–9:00PM MST
  • Desert View
    South Rim, Desert View
  • McKee Amphitheater South Rim, Grand Canyon Village

Cultural Demo

Grand Canyon Conservancy & Grand Canyon National Park would like to invite you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cultural Demonstration Program.

The Cultural Demonstration Program began at Grand Canyon National Park in 2014 with only four demonstrators. Now, a decade later, the program has over 200 tribal members from the 11 tribal communities at Grand Canyon and has worked with multiple tribal organizations.

The Cultural Demonstration Program elevates the voices of members from the 11 tribal communities. Demonstrations allow visitors to Grand Canyon National Park to meet Indigenous artists while they practice traditional and modern crafts. This program wouldn't be possible without the help of Grand Canyon Conservancy donors!

Saturday, July 6th (South Rim: Desert View)

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Cultural Demonstrations with 20 Indigenous artists!
Location: Desert View Watchtower

9:30 a.m.

Morning Prayer with Bennett Wakauta (Hualapai) & Welcome from NPS Ranger Dan Pawlak
Location: Desert View Ampitheater

10:30 a.m.

Dance Performance with Nuwu - Nagah Dancers (Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah - Shivwits Band)
Location: Desert View Ampitheater

3:30 p.m.

Ending Prayer with Dianna Sue White Dove Uqualla (Havasupai)
Location: Desert View Ampitheater

4:00 p.m.

Dance Performance with Nuwu - Nagah Dancers (Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah - Shivwits Band)
Location: Desert View Ampitheater

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (90 minutes)

Grand Canyon Speaks: A paneled discussion with Octavius Seowtewa (Zuni), Mae Franklin (Diné), Richard Graymountain (San Juan Southern Paiute)
Location: Desert View Ampitheater

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Ed Keable

Superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon has been a home and sacred space to 11 different tribal groups within the Southwest. Native peoples and their ancestors have lived in this area since time immemorial. Grand Canyon is not just a National Park, it is a sacred place and home to many. The Cultural Demonstration program has transformed Desert View into a place to celebrate, share, and learn about inter-tribal cultural heritage.