Native Americans – 3/28

River Spirit Play

The Spirit of the River speaks to everyone to tell the history of New Port Richey, including surprises, people you have known or wish you had, and events and celebrities that are a part of the fabric of our charming little town. Faith Bevin, local actress and yoga instructor, will portray the Pithlachascotee River as it flows through time, and students from local schools will take part.

Shelly MorningSong & Fabian Fontanelle
Native American tradition & contemporary songwriter, singers, dancers, storyteller, educator, activist.

Lowery Begay

Lowery is from the Dine’ (Navajo) Nations and was raised on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and Arizona. Lowery grew up learning the traditional Navajo ways, by his grandparents. Lowery has been dancing as a hoop dancer and Northern Style Fancy dancer for most of his life, and has been dancing, storytelling and playing the Native Flute professionally for over 15 years.

Lowery competed at the World Hoop Dance contest every year at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, and is currently ranked second in the world as a hoop dancer. Lowery holds the 2004 Schemitzun Hoop Dance Champion. In 2005, Lowery was part of a major production as a hoop dancer and fancy dancer called “Spirit: The Seventh Fire.”

Lowery has had the opportunity to share his gift around the world traveling and performing in Japan, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, England, and the Grand Opening of the Native American Museum in Washington, D.C.