Larry Yazzie performs the eagle dance in downtown Aspen on Monday. Yazzie explained that the eagle dance is a prayer dance to bring unity and humanity to people. “As we go through these uncertain times, I wanted to bring a little bit of good medicine to the people of Aspen,” Yazzie said.
Larry Yazzie of the Meskwakie Nation, based in Iowa, dances with Waylon Rodgers, 4, and Ceris Jansen van Rensburg, 5, on the Cooper Avenue pedestrian mall in downtown Aspen on Monday for the Native American dance exhibition, “Prayers for Peace and Healing.”
Larry is an actor, two-time World Champion Fancy Dancer, an Eagle Dancer, and is from the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Iowa. He is the Founder and Artistic Director for Native Pride Productions, Inc.
Larry Yazzie, founder of the Native Pride Dancers, teaches some dance moves to members of the audience Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 in the Homer High School Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. The dance group traveled from Minnesota to performs in several schools and venues on the Kenai Peninsula. Their visit was made possible by the Native Youth Community Project. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)