NAKOTAH LARANCE YOUTH HOOP DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

August 6 & 7, 2022 • 9am–5pm

Museum Hill, Museum Of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Nakotah LaRance Youth Hoop Dance Championship celebrates the passion Nakotah had for empowering our Native youth through dance and culture. Nakotah is credited for bringing the Native American Hoop Dance back to New Mexico. His work inspired a young boy, Valentino Tzigiwhaeno Rivera (2008-2016), to become a hoop dancer, whose wish was that all young Native youth could learn this dance. 

Nakotah helped inspire and found The Lightning Boy Foundation, whose mission is to nurture and empower our Native youth through cultural programming. 

Nakotah LaRance (Hopi-Tewa) was a nine time World Hoop Dance Champion, award-winning actor, and humanitarian.

Competitive Divisions:

Tiny Tot Division ( 5 years old & under )

Youth Division ( 6 years to 12 years old )

Teenage Division ( 13 years to 18 years old )

Collegiate Division ( 19 years 24 years old)

Hosted by:

Lightning Boy Foundation Inc. in

collaboration with the Museum Of Indian Arts & Culture 

MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS + CULTURE

On Museum Hill, off Old Santa Fe Trail, 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 476-1269 www.IndianArtsAndCulture.org

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