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Mountain View teens to dance in Bergamo, Italy

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Sky And Talon Duncan

Mountain View High School’s Sky and Talon Duncan will perform in June at the Spirit of the Planet Festival in Bergamo, Italy.

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Sky and Talon Duncan, Mountain View High School students and members of the family Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, have traveled throughout the world as goodwill ambassadors for the U.S. State Department.

Mountain View teens to dance in Bergamo, Italy SkyAndTalonDuncanInside

Sky and Talon Duncan, Mountain View High School students, will represent their school, state and nation in June at an international festival in Bergamo, Italy. Photo courtesy Mesa Public Schools

Sky is 17 and an aspiring artist. He received special honors at the Heard Museum American Indian Student Art Show, capturing the overall Judges Award and the Heard Museum Guild Award for his photography.

He also won First-Place and Jurors Awards at this year’s Arizona State Fair.

Talon, at age 15, is the 2014 World Champion Native American Teen Hoop Dancer. Talon is also a champion on the Mountain View Toro basketball court.

Earlier this month, Sky and Talon traveled to the opening of the Project 562 exhibit in Tacoma, Wash.

Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America, is a photo and video collection of stories about positive indigenous role models of modern Native America, including Sky and Talon.

The boys will perform in Europe in June at the Spirit of the Planet Festival in Bergamo, Italy.

The international festival will feature performances and presentations by tribal groups from around the world May 30-June 15.