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Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:45 pm | Updated: 9:26 am, Mon Oct 10, 2011.

Native American entertainers, including a storyteller, flute player and hoop dancer, will perform at this weekend’s Chandler Indian Art Market.

Vendors will sell traditional and contemporary works of art, jewelry, ceramics, hand-woven blankets, clothing, sculptures, Katsina carvings, photography, paintings and Native foods.

Slated to perform are storyteller Ken Duncan, a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and the Yellow Bird Dancers, and Moontee Sinquah, a champion hoop dancer from the Village of Shungopavi in northern Arizona. Duncan performs at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Sinquah will go on at 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.

In addition, the 2011 Miss Indian Arizona contestants will perform at noon Saturday. The eight young women will also share their cultures through song, dance and stories at the Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. Tickets to that program are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and younger.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-6818 or

DETAILS >> Chandler Indian Art Market is 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. Free admission; vendor prices vary. (480) 782-2214 or

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