Thunderbird Throttle


This year we will roar through the Valley and into several Native American communities again with the Rez Riders with stops along the way that include Cultural Performances, Incredible Experiences with Native American communities, leaders, social service advocates and dozens of families impacted by the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) issue.

Our event will attract hundreds of riders, Native American youth, Tribal members and visitors, secure your space today. Click here to register. 

Download the waiver form, click here. 

For questions, email us at thunderbirdthrottle@gmail.com

2024 Indigenous Fall Ball Showcase

Join us at McClintock High School for a day of football and volleyball drills and info sessions! This FREE event is exclusively for American Indian/Native Hawaiian High School Athletes (Grad class of 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027). Meet with real college coaches and recruiters to learn all you need to know to prepare yourself for the next level! Registration is required for attendees. Lunch will be provided. Register today, click here. 

Who? American Indian/Native Hawaiian High School Football and Volleyball Athletes

What? Phoenix Indian Center’s Indigenous Fall Ball Showcase

When? Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 3 PM to 7 PM

Where? McClintock High School

For more information, contact Lolan Lauvao at 602-264-6768 or llauvao@phxindcenter.org


2024 Indigenous Community Fashion Showcase

Join us on Saturday, March 02 for the return of our annual Indigenous Community Fashion Showcase!

“Threads From The Land” serves as our 2024 theme as we highlight Indigenous designers and creatives from Turtle Island who will showcase their work inspired by their culture and community. Join us and our guest em-cees Colton Shone (Diné) Anchor and Reporter for Az Family and Mary Kim Titla (San Carlos Apache) Executive Director of United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. for this special evening.  This year we will feature two runway shows with community designers and five featured designers:

  • Rosine Tree | Ro Tree
  • Michelle Luna | Bitterwater for Redhouse
  • Lenaya Tso | Beading Soul Creation
  • Wendell Sakiestewa | Hopi Wen Saks
  • Iris Smith | Naabé Swimwear

Doors open at 5:30 PM for a silent auction and pre-show reception. Runway shows start at 6:30 PM.
Music provided by DJ Audrey Pekala (Tohono O’odham/Chicano). Reserve your seat today for this special event. Tickets are now on sale, click here.  

Thank you to sponsors Brophy College Preparatory, Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise and Cook Native American Ministries Foundation.

We also want to thank event co-chairs Shaliyah Ben (Diné) with Idyllwild Arts and Robert Black of Fashion By Robert Black

For questions about sponsorships or to get more information call us at 602-264-6768.

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