Education, entertainment, displays planned for First Nationís Day at Rock Ledge

       A long list of activities by and about American Indians is planned for First Nation's Day Saturday, Oct. 13 at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
       The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost of admission is $6, with discounts for seniors, students and children.
       Activities will include:
  • Performances by the Northern-Southern Plains Dance Group from Denver, the Southern Ute Shadow Wind Dancers, the Catching Eagle Drum Group and the Denver Indian Singers.
  • Demonstrations by Hawk Quest.
  • Indian-related presentations by Lorene Willis and Bryan Vigil of the Jicarilla Apache from Dulce, N.M.; Marguerite Cantu, a Southern Ute and Eastern Cherokee and instructor at UCCS; and local historian Mark Gardner.
           Westsider Eugene Redhawk Orner will be master of ceremonies.
           There will also be displays of buffalo hides, Navajo weaving and opportunities for children to make their own bead strings, according to Rock Ledge lead interpreter Cheryl Catalano.
           No exact times are given for any of the activities.
           The 1880s-style working ranch is south of Gateway Road, off 30th Street.

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