Join us for an exploration of water and its impact in Arizona, and specifically Black Canyon City. Experience the journey on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM in the gymnasium at Cañon Elementary School, 34630 School Loop Rd., Black Canyon City, Arizona. Bring your family and friends to this FREE fun event with refreshments. See flyer at

Contribute to a community art project with artist Ruth Ann Sturgill, test the effects of human development on a watershed using a hands-on model from the Yavapai County Flood Control District, and learn about the contributions of indigenous people to the life and culture of Arizona.


Learn about the use of water and plants by indigenous people in daily life as Debbie Nez-Manuel (Diné) and Royce Manuel (Akimel Aw-Thum) from Morning Star Leaders Inc. provide hands-on activities including creating bow and arrows and musical instruments from natural resources.

Enjoy the performance of The Young Warriors. The Young Warriors are award winning performers known for their rich and compelling dance, music and storytelling. Acclaimed Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan brings to life the animals of water and sky, alligators, beavers, eagles and more. Victoria Duncan and the children share traditional dances, and allow adults and children alike to learn about creative expression, history and values.


Thisevent complements the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street exhibit, “Water/Ways,” hosted by the Black Canyon Heritage Park and Cañon Elementary School, December 14, 2019 through January 26, 2020 at the Cañon Elementary School in Black Canyon City. This program is made possible with assistance from the Arizona Humanities.


  • Occurred Thursday, November 14th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Cañon Elementary School

34630 School Loop Rd.
Black Canyon School, AZ 85324