Drums and dance at Native American event

Moontee Sinquah (left), Scott Sinquah and Sampson Sinquah (right) from Arizona at the Native American Indian Awareness Day at Westwood Junior School.
Moontee Sinquah (left), Scott Sinquah and Sampson Sinquah (right) from Arizona at the Native American Indian Awareness Day at Westwood Junior School.
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THE exotic culture of the Native American Indians was bought to March on Saturday with a special awareness day.

Westwood Junior School was filled with a riot of colour and noise as charity Friends of the Rez held the event to showcase and celebrate Native American culture.

Native American Indian Awareness Day at Westwood Junior School.

Native American Indian Awareness Day at Westwood Junior School.

The special guests were Sampson Sinquah, Scott Sinquah and Moontee Sinquah from the Hopi Nation and Jon Beartusk, a Northern Cheyenne artist from Lamedeer reservation in Montana.

Crowds of people descended on the school, many in traditional dress, to take part and learn more about the rich culture of the Native Americans.

There were drumming and flute workshops and chances to make dreamcatchers. Native American food was available to sample and visitors were treated to displays of dance and music.

Moontee Sinquah, a world hoop dance champion, also gave demonstrations.

The event was to raise money for the Friends Pow Wow 2013.