By Marnie Jordan
Cronkite News 

Arizona festival showcases authentic Indigenous art


Last updated 3/26/2024 at 9:39am

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Rug weaver Sonja Morgan demonstrates her craft on Feb. 3, 2024, at the Arizona Indian Festival.

SCOTTSDALE—The bustling Arizona Indian Festival showcases Native singing, dancing and art to promote tourism and awareness of Arizona's tribal communities. Visitors can learn about Indigenous culture and history through vendors, art and demonstrations.

To ensure that visitors to the festival, which was Saturday and Sunday, interact with real Native art, an Arizona Indian Festival committee vets all festival vendors for authenticity. Vendors are also required to show a certificate of degree of Indian or Alaska Native blood, which proves they are authentic members of Native American nations in A...

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