Introducing Freddie Bitsoie Executive Chef for the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. We are excited to feature Freddie Bitsoie at our Arizona Native Experience event in February. Check out Freddie's work on his website http://www.freddiebitsoie.com/ and here is a short video of his passion and work in Indigenous foods circles.
Tarra Lazos Creative Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian Arizona American Indian Festival
ARIZONA NATIVE EXPERIENCE IMMERSES GUESTS IN UNIQUELY ARIZONA CULINARY AND ART SHOWCASE
The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) is set to deliver a unique and authentic Arizona Experience that is sure to delight your senses. Native Arizona will take center stage at this cocktail setting event where traditional and contemporary Native Arts will be showcased, curated films and live performances will be shared and Native Chefs will delight with curated tasting stations, demonstrations and interactive conversations.
Native Arts/Artists including Piersten Doctor (Navajo) and exquisite Native Chef tasting stations featuring traditional and fusion foods and cocktails crafted by Twila Cassadore (San Carlos Apache), Mario Renneto Etsitty (Dine/Navajo), Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz (Xicana/Tewa) and Freddie Bitsoie (Dine/Navajo), will take attendees on a journey of Arizona Indian Country, via their senses!
The event, being held 6-8 pm at the Saguaro Hotel in downtown Scottsdale on Friday, February 8, 2019, and aims to bring together many Native communities with traditional and contemporary elements that highlight and celebrate the beauty and important contributions of Arizona’s Native Peoples to Arizona’s culture.
Foodies, culture enthusiasts, and Arizona lovers won’t want to miss this chance to explore the tastes, sights and sounds of Native Arizona. Tickets are $60.00 and can be purchased beginning www.arizonanativeexperience.com . This inaugural event is the kickoff event for the Arizona Indian Festival running February 9-10th, 2019 in Scottsdale Civic Center Park. More info on the Arizona Indian Festival can be found at www.arizonaindiantourism.org .
Arizona Native Experience
Friday February 8, 2019, 6-8pm
Indulge in the uniquely Arizona Native Experience. Enjoy the offerings and company of indigenous chefs as you taste and savor our desert infused cocktails in an event rich in elements of traditional and contemporary Native performances. Admission is $60.00 pp and includes food tastings. No host bars.
About the Arizona American Indian Tourism Association:
The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) is a statewide, nonprofit 501(c) 3 membership organization, established in 1994. Overseen by a nine member board, AAITA involves American Indian businesses and professionals as organization members, who voluntarily work together to increase tourism and tourism awareness on Arizona Indian reservations/communities. AAITA targets the 22 Native American tribes in Arizona. AAITA also facilitates and hosts conferences for Native Americans, speakers on tourism issues, and assists Native American people in effective networking.
Jeffrey Lazos Ferns