Tribe dance for Games sunshine

Apache Dancer (File)
Apache Dancer (File)
London – London has experienced one of its wettest summers to date, and with just hours to go until the biggest sporting event in the world, the 2012 London Olympics, British Airways is hoping to encourage the recent bout of clear weather to continue, by flying in an Apache tribe to perform a sacred dance.

The Native American ‘Yellow Bird Indian Dancers’ from Arizona, USA performed their traditional dance in London’s Butler’s Wharf on Thursday.

Chief Ken Duncan, from Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, said: “We are honoured to be asked for our support by the people of London.

Over the past week I have begun daily prayers and requests to the Creator, asking him to speak with the rain on our behalf. I have visited with and asked my spiritual elders from various tribes to pray with me. Many will be with me in spirit as I approach the rain, and the prayers will continue until I return to Arizona.

“I am asking the rain to watch from afar and see the many people from the many lands come together and play as one.”

To carry on the spirit of keeping the good weather, the tribe spent the morning training the BA Lawn Captains, who will be entertaining crowds at British Airways Park Live, so that they can perform it if needed.

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