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‘Native American Experience Month’ at Butterfly Wonderland

Staff Report~ 12/17/2014

SCOTTSDALE – During the month of January, Butterfly Wonderland will be celebrating with a dedicated month devoted to the “Native American Experience.” From a dedicated Native American storyteller to native food and dance events, the month of January will help educate and introduce visitors to the centuries-old traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and its reverence for the natural world.

Event activities include:

Jan. 3-4: Performances by award-winning Native American flautist, Robert Tree Cody “Red Thunder Bear” who will perform songs accompanied by dances and stories of the world. 10a.m.-2 p.m.

Jan. 17-18 and 24-25: “Tales from our Elders” storytelling by Anthony Phillips; Assistant Curator at Butterfly Wonderland; includes stories and legends from Native American Tribes of Arizona. 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. 

Jan. 3-4, 17-18, and 24-25: “Cultural Tastings in the Courtyard” by Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community member – from authentic fry bread to tacos. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Jan. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, and 31:Native American Dancers – performers from the Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian community will perform traditional native dance and will be dressed in full regalia.

Jan. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, and 31: Butterfly Face Painters – Complimentary face painting for children will include Native American symbols, jewels, and feathers.

For more information, call (480) 800-3000 or visit www.butterflywonderland.com.