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Native American Festival 

The artistic community of Native Americans was on display in Bar Harbor today.The Native American Festival kicked off with a traditional prayer facing each cardinal direction.Folks attending the festival had the opportunity to collect baskets and jewelry from the artisans.It also allowed them a unique look into the Native American history.An opportunity that Director of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, Theresa Secord says benefits them.” It really generates income for the tribal artisans and in this economy that’s important. It also encourages the next generation. They’re able to see others practicing our ancient traditional art and they get encouraged by some little sales of their own baskets and things.”Secord says one of the things she is most proud of about the festival is how it brings together three and four generations of family.