Spring is drawing near and that means that the beloved “Storytelling & Song” program at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa will soon come to a close. This event will conclude its eleventh season on Saturday, March 19th with a closing blessing led by Community elder, Bobby Stone.
The program, designed to share the ancient cultures of the Pima and Maricopa People, continues to be a favorite of resort and restaurant guests year round, but must end by the first day of spring due to cultural customs. Winter is the only season where storytelling is permitted among the Pima and Maricopa people.
The featured Storytellers are enrolled members of the Gila River Indian Community and they share a combination of ancient legends based on desert wildlife and their experiences growing up on the surrounding Tribal lands. This program is managed by the Resort’s Cultural Concierge.
“It is customary to learn from the wisdom of generations past through this beloved ritual,” said Cultural Concierge, Rosie Rivera. “‘Storytelling & Song’ allows visitors to gain a greater appreciation for this authentic, indigenous practice. When winter comes to an end, we relish the opportunity to focus on the songs that spring brings and save our stories for the year to come.”
The “Storytelling & Song” program is open and complimentary to all resort and restaurant guests and is appropriate for all ages. View the February and March activity guides for additional information. The last traditional storytelling of this season will take place on Saturday, March 19th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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