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Please release prior to October 1, 2017

 

OCTOBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN MONTH

The Native American Indian Association (NAIA) of Tennessee, Inc. will celebrate their 36th Annual Indian Education Pow Wow & Fall Festival on October 20-21-22, 2017, at Long Hunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN. In addition, Governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam and Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville has proclaimed October to be Native American Indian Month.

All are welcome to celebrate with us during this spectacular unique event which features Native American Indian dancers (in full regalia), musicians, singers, modern and traditional arts and crafts (beading, basket-weaving, carving, jewelry, and many others), traditional Native American Indian foods, and a special Arts and Crafts Demonstration Village. Additionally, a tipi village will offer visitors a glimpse of early American life.

The NAIA Indian Education Pow Wow & Fall Festival is the association’s main fundraiser each year. All proceeds help supply its Emergency Relief and Education Scholarship Funds. NAIA is a non-profit organization serving the Native American Indians living in the state of Tennessee. Friday, October 20th, 2017 NAIA offers free admission to all school children and their educators. Several special interactive programs are planned. This distinctive educational and cultural event is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Also, funded in part by Tennessee Arts Commission, in Support of the Arts in Tennessee program.

Admission cost is very reasonable.

This gathering is one of the largest Pow Wows east of the Mississippi River and draws many visitors from all across the United States and Canada. Attendance over the past years has grown by the thousands during this three-day event. Come be one of the thousands to enjoy our celebration!

For more information, please call the NAIA office at 615-232-9179.

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Funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Native American Indian Association of Tennessee • NAIA
230 Spence Lane, Nashville TN 37210 • 615 232 9179 • naia@naiatn.org