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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:15 pm | Updated: 12:43 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

From the flashy, colorful men's Fancy Dance to the plethora of Native American artwork, the 26th annual Roy Track Memorial Mesa Pow Wow will offer a variety of art and entertainment Saturday and Sunday at Mesa's Pioneer Park, 526 E. Main St.

The events are free and will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Hawk Track, Roy Track's son and Pow Wow coordinator, said he expects from 20,000 to 35,000 people to attend the inter-tribal event. "You can probably name any tribe in North America, and they will probably be represented this weekend," Track said.

An estimated 150 to 200 dancers will be competing at the pow wow and about 50 Native American arts vendors also are expected to be at the event.

Track said making the event free was a way for his family to give back to the Indian and non-Indian community. His father Roy, who had a television show on KTVK-TV (Channel 3) for 30 years, passed away in 2005.

"It is a unique experience that I'm glad we can carry on," Track said.

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