Benn Pikyavit, Paiute tribal teacher & National Park Ranger from Pipe Spring NM, Arizona, spoke about how his ancestors lived with the land.
Many people have called the Grand Canyon home long before it was a national park.
Hopi tribal teacher Debra Onsae shared the story of learning for a girl growing up by the Good Way.
Archeological evidence dates back to about 800AD when the first Ancestral Puebloans (aka: Anasazi) camped in shallow caves along the Colorado River corridor.
1st & 2nd Attendants to Miss Hopi 2009
The Hopi people living in northeast Arizona share ancestry with the Ancestral Puebloans.
Hopi artist & teacher Ramson Lomatewama talks about the concepts of Kachinas.
Many continue to teach their young the old ways while encouraging growth and creativity into the now and beyond.
Hopi Derrick Suwaima Davis & young son performed the Eagle Dance
This youngster absolutely stole the show.
David Nighteagle has made and played the flute since 7 years old.
David brought children and adults out of the audience to set the beat with drum and rattles.
Navajo flute player Milton Tso
Demonstrations went on throughout the day including Kachina carving, basket weaving and soap making from the Yucca root.
Derrick performed the Hoop Dance with Ryon Polequaptewa accompanying
The canyon visitors seemed to enjoy all the events over two days and most got up and danced in a circle after the Hoop Dancing.