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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Haida Laas dancers perform at the United Indians Elders Art Mart

Haida Laas dancers Erika Mayer, 9, left, and her cousin Jelyna Brown, 9, dance with Mayer's youngest sister Jada, 17 months, during their performance at the United Indians Elders Art Mart at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center in Discovery Park, Seattle Saturday November 24, 2012. Jada is the Haida word for 'girl'. The Art Mart continues Sunday from 10-4 and will also be repeated December 22-23, with handmade goods for sale, salmon lunch and Indian tacos to eat. The Haida tribe is from Hydaburg, Alaska, and the local dancers started their presentation with a recognition of the Duwamish for performing on their land. November is Native American Heritage Month, and the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation has been holding events at the cultural center throughout the month.

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