Native Americans – 3/27

Shelly MorningSong & Fabian Fontanelle

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Native American tradition & contemporary songwriter, singers, dancers, storyteller, educator, activist.

Lowery Begay

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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.

Otter Oliver; performer with CreeAtive Native American dancers and educators representing the Cree and Dakota tribes.