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Arizona family takes pride in preserving culture

An Indian family from Arizona is keeping Apache and Northern Plains traditions alive through dance and storytelling.

Ken Duncan, who is Apache, and his wife Doreen, who is Arikara, Hidatsa and Mandan, started the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers. With the help of seven children, the group has performed throughout the U.S., Canada and the world. The family boasts a four-time teen hoop dance champion and the 2003 world champion youth hoop dancer.

Last year, the family won the Culturekeepers award from the Arizona Historical Foundation and the Westin Kierland Resort.

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Mesa family preserves Apache culture (The Arizona Republic 7/18)

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