Revelry in ArizonaBy Eric Carroll
Advertising Manager, The VOICE
Arizona has, at present, 21 federally recognized Native American Tribes according to Native-Languag-es.org/Arizona.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is holding a festival, "Celebrating Our Native Community and Culture," on Sept. 26, a fun run will also take place, ak-chin. nsn.us for more information.
The 'Ak-Chin' name is an O'odham word that means "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground."
The Cocopah Indian Tribe or the River People, as they are also known, have made their home south of Yuma.
The Reservation hosts an RV and Golf Resort which has earned the highest ratings, for 6 straight years, by the Woodall's Campground Directory.
The Cocopah Resort and Casino is presenting Chrystal Shawanda live in concert on Sept. 25 at 7p.m.
The Colorado River Indian Tribes are celebrating their 37th Annual Native American Day Celebration titled "Restoring Native Pride," which will be held starting Sept. 28 through Oct. 4, at the Manataba Park in Parker, Az.
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation (FMYN) is celebrating the 28th Annual Orme Dam Victory Day Nov 20-22.
The FMYN is also home to Eagle View RV Resort, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Radisson Fort McDowell, and Fort McDowell Adventures. Mojave Indians are also known as Pipa Aha Macav which translates into "The People By The River."
The Fort Mojave Indian Reservation is home to an 18 hole championship golf course and the AVI Resort and Casino. Enjoy the wonders that the diverse Native American cultures have to offer.
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