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Native American Heritage Days

Experience and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the Colorado Plateau, Arizona Strip, and the Grand Canyon area. 

Dine Tah' Navajo Dancers stand on the Grand Canyon Lodge veranda during North Rim Heritage Days.

This annual event provides visitors and staff the opportunity to experience and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the Colorado Plateau, Arizona Strip, and the Grand Canyon area. 

Heritage Days began in the early 1990s as "Paiute Days." In a 2022 video, retired park ranger Marcia Martin recalled that the Park Service was beginning to repatriate artifacts about that time, and she had the idea to honor the Indigenous tribes who had ties to the North Rim. After a few years, the event expanded to include all 11 associated tribes. View the full Flickr album from 2023 here.

Heritage Days 2023

"Star" and Chairwoman Bow of Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Perform showcasing Southern Paiute culture.

Autumn & her grandmother at the Kaibab Paiute demonstration table.

Autumn & her grandmother at the Kaibab Paiute demonstration table at Heritage Days 2023.

Milton Tso plays the flute

Performance by Milton Tso at Heritage Days 2023

Native American Heritage Days

Each summer, programs are offered by tribal members on a variety of subjects, ranging from astronomy to Native American music and dance for Heritage Days.

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