GLOBE- The sound of drummers and the jingle of camp dresses comes to downtown Globe Saturday for the 34th annual Apache Jii festival. Arts and crafts from tribal artisans from throughout the Southwest will be available. Everything from beadwork to baskets, carvings to sand paintings, paintings to photographs will be available. A full day of entertainment, arts and crafts booths and food from sweet to savory rounds out the excitement of Apache Jii.
Tribal royalty in full traditional dress and native entertainers ranging from flute players to crown dancers will keep the excitement alive throughout the day.
Rebekah Miles, artist for this year’s poster, is one of the featured artists at Apache Jii.
Festivities begin in front of the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts at the corner of Broad and Oak, one block east of the US 60 highway. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 and then it’s on to a full day of entertainment, shopping and native foods. There is no admission charge for visitors to Apache Jii; and visitors will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with Native Americans from throughout the Southwest.
Apache Jii is sponsored by the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Apache Gold Casino and Resort, Resolution Copper, APS and the city of Globe. For information on Apache Jii, call the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce at 928-425-4495.
(All Times Are Tentative)
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
9 am—Opening ceremonies
Presentation of Colors by JROTC
Pledge of Allegiance—Bryan Seppala
National Anthem sung in Apache by Nikki Dickens
Welcome by Globe Mayor Alfred Gameros
Introduction of Ardell Ganilla, master of ceremonies
9:15—Introduction of Robert Wilson, flute player
9:30—Loren Pina Diamond Creek Dance Group
10—Nobert Allen—flute player
10:30— Joseph Chissay Crown Dancers
11:00— Hashen Kehk Gila River Basket Dancers
12:00—Belferd Chissay Cibecue dancers
12:30— Loren Pina crown dancers
1:00— Robert Wilson–flute
1:30— Joseph Chissay Crown Dancers
2:00— Nobert Allen, flute player
2:30—Hashen Kehk Gila River Basket Dancers
3:00— Belferd Chissay Cibecue dancers
4:00— Robert Wilson, flute player