INDIAN TRAIL — The City of Indian Trail, in partnership with the Metrolina Native American Association, is hosting a Native American Culture Day on August 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carolina Courts (240 Chestnut Parkway).
The event will feature Native American dance, art and food representing tribes from the state and country.
“Dancers, food, a drumming band, hands-on activities, and learning about the first people will be featured,” said Rebecca Jones LaClaire, president of the Metrolina Native American Association.
Native American Culture Day will begin with remarks from the Metrolina Native American Association and Hayden Kramer, director of Indian Trail’s parks and recreation department. Reggie Brewer, Director of Cultural Enrichment for the Lumbee Tribe will host the event.
11:15 a.m.: Invocation, blessing and song of honor
11:20 a.m.: Presentation of the dancers
11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Dance show
1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Storytellers and flautists
1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.: Public participation in a two-part round dance
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Dance show
3:30-4 p.m.: Final storyteller and flute player with audience participation
The event will also feature crafts for children, cultural vendors and food.
“The city has heard from many residents that they are interested in partnering with us with Metrolina Native American Association for an Event,” Kramer said. “We are thrilled to co-host Native American Culture Day with them and can’t wait to bring a cultural celebration back to Indian Trail.
Visit www.itsparksandrec.com for more information on Indian Trail Parks and Recreation.