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Indigenous Voices in Appalachia Dance Showcase

June 29 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Indigenous Voices in Appalachia Dance Showcase

The Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area’s Indigenous Voices in Appalachia program continues with a Dance Showcase on June 29 featuring artist demonstrations and vendor tables, and a performance by Hoops of Hope and Resilience.

Exhibit and vendor tables open 9:30-4:30pm at the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center (101 Railroad Ave, Elkins)
11:00am – Rachel Schindler: Dreamcatchers
1:00pm – Jocelyn Jones: Hoop Dance
TBA – Dave Locklear
5:30 – Performances at The Arts Center (2 Park St, Elkins)
Hoops of Hope & Resilience
Dave Locklear
“The Hoops of Hope and Resilience are a family group of hoop dancers from Cattaraugus Territory of the Seneca Nation. The Seneca people are known as “The keepers of the Western Door.” Founding members include Darice Sampson, Cece Young, Rachel Schindler, and Cassius Alvarado-Sampson! Spanning three generations, they create their own regalia, incorporating beadwork into the sewing of each custom design. This event features a special mother-daughter debut, Jocelyn Jones and Wiyöhs Printup. We will be performing multiple styles of native dances for you.”
David T. Locklear, Tuscarora, is from Prospect, North Carolina. He is a singer, songwriter, drummer, dancer, and beadworker who has toured internationally to perform traditional Haudenosaunee music. He loves to sing in churches, longhouses, and social dances.


Appalachian Forest Discovery Center
101 Railroad Ave
Elkins, West Virginia 26241
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