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SIPI 'Maxine Zotigh memorial gourd dance & powwow' Aug. 16, 2014 at Albuquerque

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The “Maxine Zotigh Memorial Gourd Dance & PowWow” will be on Saturday Aug. 16, 2014. It will be held at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) at Albuquerque, N.M. “Gourd Dancing” will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Grand Entry” will begin at 6 p.m.

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Information on the “Maxine Zotigh Memorial Gourd Dance & PowWow” is below.

  • Master of Ceremonies: Boye Ladd (Ho-Chunk/Zuni tribes).

  • The Host Drum will be the “Zotigh Singers” (Ralph Zotigh, head singer, Kiowa tribe).

  • The Head Gourd Dancer is Phil R. “Joe Fish” Dupoint (Kiowa tribe).

  • The Head Man Dancer will be Duane Harris (Dineh).

  • The Head Lady Dancer is Monica Galindo (Comanche tribe).

  • The Arena Director will be Leonard Atcitty (Dineh).

  • Note to the dancers & singers: Bring your own chairs.

  • Note to the vendors: The deadline to register for space was Aug. 4, 2014.

  • Note to the walking vendors: You must pay a fee.

  • For more information: Please call - Ralph Zotigh at 505-312-3061.

  • For Donations: Please call - Glenda Toledo at 505-205-3401.