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Larry Yazzie (Meskwaki) is the Native Pride Dancer:

Rainbow-colored regalia, pulsating drumming, and fancy footwork are part of the excitement of a Native American powwow. Experience the artistry of the Native Pride Dancer, Larry Yazzie, as he performs flamboyant movements passed down by his ancestors thru song and dance.

Larry Yazzie, Founder and Artistic Director of Native Pride Productions, Inc. (established 2003), is an international lecturer, educator, performer, model, actor, and recipient of the prestigious 2012 A.P. Anderson Award. He strives to educate and entertain audiences of all ages throughout the world about the beauty, skill, and majesty of Native American music and dance. His solo show will leave you with a sense of appreciation for the many cultures that surround us. This program is inclusive for special education students, including the ASL.

Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Larry Yazzie performs locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in numerous schools, universities, and festivals across the country and throughout the world.

The Native Pride Dancer's mission is to educate, inspire, motivate and empower diverse communities to bridge cultural gaps through Indigenous traditions.

  • Christal Moose, Native Pride Productions Manager

    Phone: 2185652508
    PO Box 131642Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113
    • 2012 A.P. Anderson Award

    • At Kenosha, WI

      Larry Yazzie, winded from dancing a Native American fancy dance, said, "My Fitbit can't even keep up with me." .

    • Northern Lights/Southern Cross

      Similarly, when Larry Yazzie, who plays Rev. Holy Smoke, dances the traditional fancy dance, the audience witnesses a sacred ritual dance interwoven into the play. It’s a breathtaking moment, and creates the feeling that this work is more than just a play: it’s a healing ritual itself.

      Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet

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