Bow makers, basket weaving, crown dances, and other Apache crafts will be demonstrated when Native Women Scholars sponsors the second “Evening of Apache Culture” on Friday, June 10. It will be held in the garden of Pico’s Nursery from 5 to 8 pm.
This non-profit group was formed four years ago to provide college assistance to Native women from the White Mountain Apache area. For the 2015 – 16 school year, the organization awarded $21,500 in scholarship assistance to 10 women members of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Those women are attending Northland Pioneer College, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Phoenix College, Grand Canyon University, Central Arizona College, and Fort Lewis College. They are doing amazing well with outstanding grades. For the 2016 – 17 school year, we hope to continue sponsoring these women plus new students starting their college experience.
There will be refreshments, demonstrations, arts and crafts and entertainment—all with a Native-American theme. The Crown Dancers will again be performing. Mel will be performing Lozen, the Apache Woman Warrior, from Three Strong Western Women. One of our students will share her experiences with you. This year, the Arrowhead Café from the Fort Apache will be providing and serving refreshments for your enjoyment.
Tickets will cost $15 and will be available at the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce and Show Low Chamber of Commerce, Pinetop Star, and at Pico’s Nursery, or by calling 928-367-3168. Tickets will also be available at the gate. Pico’s Nursery is located at 868 West Woodland Lake Road in Lakeside.