Native Chefs & Program Elements
Cholla Cactus Bud Pesto by Nikolis Joe of Tucson Indian Center
ARIZONA NATIVE EDIBLE EXPERIENCE 2022
On Saturday November 19, 2022, The Arizona American Indian Festival delivers a unique Arizona Native Experience in a cocktail format setting, with contemporary Native Arts/Artists including exquisite Native Chef tasting stations featuring traditional and fusion foods and cocktails. The award-winning venue “Western Spirit” Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is host to this one of a kind and only in Scottsdale event.
This curated evening will reflect the rich tapestry of Native Arizona with its history, foods, music, people, and cultures. The event brings together many Native communities with traditional and contemporary elements that highlight and celebrate the beauty and important contributions of Arizona’s Native Peoples to Arizona culture.
Traditional and Contemporary Native Arts, arts and craft demonstrations, a silent auction and live performances are scheduled throughout the evening.
Foodies, culture enthusiasts, and Arizona lovers won’t want to miss this chance to explore the tastes, sights and highlights from our Native Arizona communities presented in a format that engages and elevates the rich living tapestry of our first peoples’ heritage. Pair this with cooking demos from local, indigenous and contemporary chefs and a vibrant, rich elevated arts program and you have a sensational multi-sensory and “Only in Arizona” experience!