Native Max to Host Native American Cultural Showcase in United Kingdom


Published December 2, 2015

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM — Native Max Magazine, in conjunction with Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce and Denver March Powwow, will host a cross cultural showcase presenting Native American fashion designers, powwow dancing, and more.

The showcase will be held in partnership with Natives Go Global, a first of its kind American Indian Delegation & Trade Mission which consists of six Native American-owned businesses from Colorado who traveled to Manchester, United Kingdom to establish business connections.

Between 3pm and 5pm on Friday, 4 of December, Native Max will present handmade fashion designs by Native American fashion designers and artists Loren Aconav of the Acoma Pueblo tribe, and Darla Takes the Knife of the Lakota tribe.

Live in the Kanaris Theatre inside the Manchester Museum, the theme of this unique event is fashion, culture, and commerce of the Native American people of the United States. Native Max founder Kelly Holmes will talk about the history, inspiration and work behind the designs as the models present them to the audience from around the city of Manchester. “I feel this is a great opportunity for the Manchester community to see works of art handcrafted by Native American fashion designers up close and personal” says Holmes of the fashion showcase.

After the fashion showcase, dancers of the Denver March Powwow will present powwow-style dancing to the audience as Denver March Powwow executive director Grace Gillette explains the dance types, their styles and origins, along with the name and tribe of each dancer.

In the duration of the cultural presentation, an introduction of the Natives Go Global mission and goal will be given by Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce executive director Shadana Sultan.

The event is a collaborative effort by delegates of the Natives Go Global trade mission.

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