In sharing cultural forms of expression, members of the Tohono O’odham nation gathered at Plaza del Camarón (Shrimp Plaza) in Puerto Peñasco on Friday, September 7th for their 1st Folk Art Fair. Ethnic groups from across the region were invited to participate, where all were able to exhibit their wares.
Along with Governors from the O’odham Supreme Council, this first Tohono O’odham art fair included college students from Prescott, AZ, who are studying the impact the proposed border wall would have on the Tohono O’odham Nation.
Bedecked in traditional colorful dress, a group of women from the Tohono O’odham Nation demonstrated customs through dance, while the day also included a photo exhibit featuring rituals and landscape art. Among those from across the region at the event were members from the Tohono O’odham nation from Cubabi, Jubarito, Sells – Arizona, Sonoyta, Caborca, and Puerto Peñasco.