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Spotlight Sept. 12, 2018: National Eagle Center

Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers will perform two programs Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, the National Eagle Center. Submitted photo

Colorful regalia, pulsating drumming, fancy footwork and the excitement of a Native American powwow are coming to the National Eagle Center. On Saturday, Sept. 22, the National Eagle Center will host performances at noon and 2 p.m. by Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers. Yazzie is a two-time world champion fancy dancer, an eagle dancer, and is from the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Iowa. He has performed at the Olympics, The Kennedy Center, and the Smithsonian Institute and is one of the nation's leading experts on Native American dance. His programs feature traditional dress, dancing and storytelling and are perfect for audiences of all ages.

"Larry performed at the National Eagle Center two years ago and we are thrilled that he is returning this fall," said Ed Hahn, marketing manager at the National Eagle Center. "His performances are inspiring, educational, engaging, and spectacular. We're excited to offer this entertaining and cultural event for our visitors during SeptOberfest."

The Native Pride Dancers honor traditions of many First Nations People including the Dakota, Lakota, Ojibwe, Menominee, Ho-Chunk and others. Visitors will enjoy mesmerizing performances and learn the significance behind the dances and regalia.

For a complete fall schedule of events, exhibits, and program times, visit nationaleaglecenter.org/septoberfest.

The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center located in Wabasha, MN that connects people with eagles in nature, history, and cultures. For more information, visit nationaleaglecenter.org.

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