Native Voices Offer “Our Story” of the Colorado Plateau at Rumble on the Mountain 3 – Sat., Jan 28

Rumble on the Mountain 3 hits Flagstaff this weekend

The face off at Standing Rock echoes the clash of paradigm that has existed between Native American people and the greater culture for centuries. That clash is keenly felt in the Southwest. This year’s Rumble on the Mountain aims to help people of all backgrounds gain a better understanding of the indigenous people of the Grand Canyon region.

James and Diana Sue Uqualla at Rumble on the Mountain II 2016 (Photo by Colleen Stravakos)

James and Diana Sue Uqualla at Rumble on the Mountain II 2016 (Photo by Colleen Stravakos)

Now in its third year, Rumble on the Mountain is an annual concert to raise awareness of issues related to the lands and indigenous peoples of the Colorado Plateau. The concert is part education, part entertainment (‘edu-tainment’), blending music and dance performances with the voices of tribal representatives, academics, and non-profit organizations. This year’s show is entitled, “Our Story”, and will present an indigenous history of the Colorado Plateau. Speakers and performers include Dine artist, Shonto Begay, former Hopi Chairman, Vernon Masayesva, The Hopi Tsootro Dance Group, World Champion Hoop Dancer, Derrick Davis, Dine singer/activists Radmilla Cody and Klee Benally, Zuni reggae band, I.Conscious, and Flagstaff’s own, Tha Yoties.

Organizer Ed Kabotie says, “An understanding of the people and issues of the Colorado Plateau will profoundly deepen our understanding of the people and issues of the world. It is vital to the well being of the land, its people, and the collective conscience of the nation that our stories be told.”

Students, families, educators, and interested persons of all ages are invited to experience ‘Native Voices from the Colorado Plateau’ –a history from ages past to present. Rumble on the Mountain happens Saturday, January 28th, 2017, 3:30pm-10:30pm at the Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, AZ. $12 Adults; Students $7; Children 12 & under free with adult. Tickets available at Rainbows End in Flagstaff & Cottonwood, The Legacy Inn & Suites in Tuba City, The Hopi Cultural Center, and online at For more information contact: Ed Kabotie (505) 274-6822 or Alicyn Gitlin (928) 774-6514

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And follow the issues by joining the Rumble on the Mountain community:

Read more in the Flag Live article here.


rumble-flyer-small3:30-4:00 – Doors Open – Flute Songs with Fredrick Andrews
4:00 – 4:25 – Opening Prayer & Comments: KUYI Hopi Public Radio DJs, Artist Shonto Begay & Vernon Masayesva of Black Mesa Trust
4:25 – 4:40 – Hopi Tsootro Dance Group
4:40 – 5:20 – Early History of the Plateau – Ed Kabotie
5:20 – 5:40 – Black Mesa Films: Black Mesa Trust & Black-Mesa Water-Coalition
5:40 – 6:00 – Hopi Tsootro Dance Group & Hopi & Tewa Community Movement
6:00 – 6:15 – Uranium Mining Overview with Grand Canyon Trust & Carletta Tilousi of the Havasupai Tribe
6:20 – 7:00 – Uranium on the Navajo Nation – Klee Benally (Presentation & Music)
7:00 – 7:20 – Songs of Healing: World Champion Hoop Dancer, Derrick Davis & Hopi Singer Ryon Polequaptewa
7:30 – 7:50 — Initiatives on the Plateau – Sierra Club Grand Canyon Protection Campaign, Grand Canyon Wildlands Council, Wildlands Network & Springs Stewardship Institute
7:55 – 8:30 – Cycles of Violence – Radmilla Cody (Presention & Music)
8:40 – 9:20 – I. CONSCIOUS (Zuni Reggae)
9:20 – 9:40 – The Heart of the Plateau – Save the Confluence
9:40 – 10:30 – Tha ‘Yoties (IrieZona Reggae Rock)



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