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The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) will host the Arizona Indian Festival from Jan. 29-31, 2015 at the City of Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The family-friendly event will include a full schedule of distinctive and traditional culture and resources to showcase the diversity of the American Indian Tribes of Arizona.

The Ak-Chin Ba’Ban Keihina Traditional Dancers also will perform on Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 2-2:30 p.m. on Verizon Super Bowl Central at the Pepsi Hyped for Halftime Stage. The Ak-Chin Band also will perform on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 2-2:30 p.m.

About Ak-Chin Indian Community

The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean “mouth of the wash: or “place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 1,004 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit www.ak-chin.nsn.us.

About Gila River Indian Community
Gila River Indian Community, located on 372,000 acres in south-central Arizona and home to the indigenous people of O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa). The Tribe is comprised of seven districts, the administrative offices and departments are located in Sacaton and serve the people throughout these seven community districts. 100% of its profits from gaming and 17 other Enterprises are utilized by the community providing services and opportunities to achieve the highest quality of life.

About Verizon Super Bowl Central
Verizon Super Bowl Central is the epicenter of Super Bowl XLIX festivities with one million visitors expected to revel in Downtown Phoenix from Wednesday, January 28 through Sunday, February 1, 2015. The 12-city block, free, football-themed, family-friendly, fan campus will feature the iconic XLIX Roman numerals, The Grand Canyon Experience Presented by NB|AZ, the Pepsi Hyped for Halftime stage, AZCentral.com Autograph Stage, the Bud Light Beer Garden, network broadcast stages and a nightly fireworks show, in addition to being complemented by the NFL Experience Engineered by GMC in the Phoenix Convention Center. As fans enjoy the myriad of outdoor attractions, they also can enjoy a cold Bud Light purchased within the special event liquor license area. Street-level merchants, downtown restaurants and local food trucks will offer a plethora of palate-pleasing options. For updated information, visit www.azsuperbowl.com.

About Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation that drives Arizona’s plan for Super Bowl XLIX and responsible for the $30 million fundraising goal. The Host Committee plans and stages Super Bowl XLIX and all of its associated events in partnership with the NFL.  In addition, the Host Committee is the catalyst to galvanize the local stakeholders in a united approach to maximize the positive media exposure, the game’s positive economic impact for the region and leave a lasting legacy long after Super Bowl XLIX.  For more information visit www.azsuperbowl.com.

About Super Bowl XLIX
The Super Bowl is America’s number one watched television program and culminates the NFL football season. Arizona will host its third Super Bowl in 19 years on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Super Bowl XLIX will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium. For more information, visit www.nfl.com/superbowl/49.

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