August 28th, 2016 Last Updated on: August 28th, 2016
DALLAS, TX, September 24 — American Indian Heritage Day in Texas (AIHDT), a 501(c) 3 non-profit, is set to host the 4th Annual American Indian Heritage Day in Texas event at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s celebration, titled ‘‘Mothers (of) Wisdom’’ will focus on the significant contributions of women in American Indian cultures, many often part of matriarchal societies. The organization aims to bring together community members of Dallas and the public alike for this historically unique presentation.
Following the opening ceremony, the morning session will include a ‘‘Profile in History: Preservation of Tribal Dialect’’, outlining the importance of conserving and practicing tribal languages throughout generations. The ‘‘Tribal Connection’’, is where the organizational committee will present awards and words of significance regarding this year’s celebration. Then the 2016 featured Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribe will highlight its culture and tradition.
The highlight of the afternoon is a showcase by award-winning musician and activist, Frank Waln, originally from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. Waln is set to speak to the audience before performing his unique catalog of music, accompanied by live dancing. The guests will have the opportunity to hear and learn about tribal music, with an emphasis on ‘‘The History of Round Dance’’ and the history behind the ever-evolving world of tribal music.
American Indian Heritage Day in Texas, a state law, was founded in May of 2013, that every last Friday in September be recognized by the state of Texas to celebrate American Indian heritage and culture across the public and private sector. The organization stands to redefine the American Indian experience for the public, providing intellectual education and highlighting the achievements of American Indians across the state.
For more information about American Indian Heritage Day in Texas, contact Emilia Gaston at (214)763- 4587 or email at [email protected]
See more at: www.americanindianheritagedayintexas.com
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