Living Earth Festival features Native American Dance (photos)

The Smithsonian’s American Indian museum hosted its 3rd Living Earth Festival on July 20-22 featuring Native American music, dance, crafts and a special cooking competition.
One of the featured acts was the popular group Brule’, featuring contemporary music accompanied by traditional dancers.

There was also a Native American cooking competition which will be an annual event. Chefs Rob Kinneen (Tlingit) and Jack Strong (Siletz) competed for bragging rights as the NMAI’s top chef, emceed by Mitsitam Cafe Chef Richard Hetzler and judged by three DC-area chefs.

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