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Fort Union Indian Arts Festival Set For Aug. 5-6

Get ready to experience a rich variety of Indian Arts and Culture at the much-anticipated Fort Union Indian Arts Festival on Aug. 5-6. The Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site is set to come alive with dancing, drumming, singing, music, games, demonstrations, and kids’ activities. On August 5-6, from 10:00-5:00 CT daily, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to experience the vibrant culture of the tribes who played an essential role in the history of the Upper Missouri River Region.

New special headliners for 2023 include: The Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers who wowed the judges on Canada’s Got Talent The Indigenous Games Society who will demonstrate and invite you to play Native games Matt Schanandore, a Traditional Native American flutist and flute maker Lissa Yellow Bird Chase, subject of the Pulitzer Prize Finalist book Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country Shalie Sommer, Turtle Mountain/Lakota beadwork artist Returning artists include: The spectacular Cowessess First Nation Dancers and Drummers Laine Thom, Shoshone beadwork artist and expert on modern and historic trade blankets Debbie and Willie Lemere, Shoshone beadwork and flintknapping artisans Admission and parking are free.

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