Each summer the Ely Shoshone Tribe and the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe organize fandangos that allow native and non-native American people to come together in celebration and ceremony. These annual festivals includes a powwow, music and dance, arts and crafts, tournaments, parades, indigenous games, youth events, and food. The fandango is free and open to the public.
The goal of the fandango is to share and celebrate the rich heritage of American Indian culture in the Great Basin. These projects support three of the major goals and strategies of the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership: Education and Interpretation; Community Revitalization; Partnership Development. These grants make it possible for the organizers and musicians to successfully perform their duties and carry out the goals of the Fandango.
Grants have also been given to improve powwow grounds with new lighting, seating and shade structures.
Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership Funds
Leverage of GBHAP Funds
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