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34th Annual Apache Jii celebrates Native American artisans and culture October 21.
Crown Dancers perform during Apache Jii. Photo by LCGross (2012)

34th Annual Apache Jii celebrates Native American artisans and culture October 21.

GLOBE-A full day of entertainment, arts and crafts booths and savory foods is planned for Apache Jii; a celebration of Native American artisans and culture. The event which will be held in downtown historic Globe, is a pageant of color and sound as tribal royalty in full traditional dress and native entertainers take the stage.

The event will get under way on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 with opening ceremonies at 9am. Then it’s on to a full day of entertainment, shopping and native foods. 

Booths featuring jewelry, painting, beading, wood and stone carving and more are planned for the street fair. Several demonstration booths are planned with artists showing the intricacies of beading, rock work and weaving.

Entertainment, including crown dancers, basket dancers and native flute players, is planned throughout the day and no one will go hungry if they stop by the food booths which will feature everything from delicious Apache fry bread and Indian tacos to more traditional dishes like acorn stew.

There is no admission charge for Apache Jii; and visitors have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with Native Americans from throughout the Southwest. There is nothing like choosing a piece of jewelry or artwork after visiting with the artist who designed it.
Apache Jii is sponsored by the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Apache Gold Casino and Resort, APS and the city of Globe. For information on Apache Jii, call the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce at 928-425-4495.

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