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About Ken Duncan
Enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, an accomplished cultural teacher, singer, flute player, artist, and storyteller. He is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Mr. Duncan is the founder/director of a family business, YELLOW BIRD PRODUCTIONS. Recently Ken was accepted into the 2020-21 ASU Teaching Artist Program.
Among his many accomplishments, Ken has lectured on American Indian cultures across the Unites States and throughout the world including the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York AND in Washington DC.
Ken has served as a Native American consultant to the US State Department and the Department of Defense on numerous Foreign Goodwill tours to US Embassies and Consulates in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America. Ken was named Culture Keeper of Arizona by Arizona’s Governor’s office in 2004 and was also recognized with the Arizona Native American Business of the Year Award in 2015.
He has performed across the United States and throughout the world including: the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, the World Alpine Ski Finals in Bormio, Italy and the UNESCO International Culture Fest in Uzbekistan.