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Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls planning continues


The Planning Committee is made up of Sioux Falls leaders who are active in their community in the fields of business, education, media, recovery, and community support services. These individuals have been in the Sioux Falls area for several generations and understand the need for this parade.

The Planning Committee is made up of Sioux Falls leaders who are active in their community in the fields of business, education, media, recovery, and community support services. These individuals have been in the Sioux Falls area for several generations and understand the need for this parade.

SIOUX FALLS – The Native American community has continued to rally around and support the parade to take place in the downtown Sioux Falls area honoring Native American Day.

The Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls will take place on Monday, October 8, 2018 and will follow the traditional parade in Sioux Falls which begins on the intersection of 14th Street and S. Phillips Ave. near Lyon Park.

The Native American Day Parade Planning Committee would like to invite organizations, youth groups, elders programs, businesses and other entities to participate and/or attend the Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls on Monday, October 8, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM in downtown Sioux Falls on the traditional parade route used by the City on S. Phillips

Ave which begins near 14th Street.

Native American Day became a state holiday on October 12, 1990 during the “Year of Reconciliation”. The Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls will honor the state holiday by highlighting the beautiful and vibrant cultures of the local tribal nations.

The Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls will begin at the intersection of 14th Street and South Phillips Avenue near Lyon Park by the downtown area. This is the traditional routed used by parades throughout the year.

The Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls will begin at the intersection of 14th Street and South Phillips Avenue near Lyon Park by the downtown area. This is the traditional routed used by parades throughout the year.

The theme of the parade is “Honoring Our Elders” as parade organizers would like to give thanks to elders and honor their wisdom and generosity. The Grand Marshall will be Tim Giago of Native Sun News Today. Giago convinced Gov. George S. Michelson to make Native American Day a state holiday in 1990.

Here are the Contests for the Parade:

* Best School Spirit

* Most Humorous

* Most Traditional

* Best Arts & Entertainment

* Best Kiddie Float (Ages 0-10)

* All-Around Winner

Fees and Float Registration Forms can be picked up and mailed to or dropped off at:

Phade Heat Press & Vinyl

2210 S. Euclid Ave.

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Phone: 605-366-3234

On the morning or the parade on Monday, October 8 at 8:00 am, parade participants will meet at Lyon Park on the corner of 14th St. and S. Phillips Ave. (Parade Staging Area) for a traditional prayer and blessing of the day and parade. This prayer circle will be open to anyone who wishes to attend.

The following hotels are offering reduced rates for participants and attendees of the Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls for the night of Sunday 10/7/18 and Monday 10/8/18:

If you or your group would like this reduced rate, let hotel staff know you want the “Native American Day Parade” rate for your stay.

•Red Roof Inn 3500 S. Gateway Blvd Sioux Falls, SD 57106 605-361-1864 $52.00 + tax per night

•ComfortSuites 3208 S. Carolyn Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57106 605-362-9711 $65.00 + tax per night

•Microtel Inn & Suites 2901 S. Carolyn Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57106 605-361-7484 $52.00 + tax per night

•GuestHouseInn&Suites 3101 W. Russell St. Sioux Falls, SD 57107 605-338-6242 $43.00 + tax per night

Information related to the parade can be found by searching for the “2018 Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls” event page on Facebook.

Here is a draft agenda for the Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls:

8:00 a.m. – Traditional Prayer and Blessing at Lyon Park (Everyone Welcome to Attend)

9:00 a.m. – Floats and Participants will meet in Staging Area on S. Phillips Ave next to Lyon Park (near 14th St.)

10:00 a.m. – The Parade Begins on S. Phillips and 14th St. and heads north towards downtown

A special seating area will be set up for elders who cannot stand through the duration of the parade. This section will have limited seats so please contact Richie Richards at richie4175@gmail.com to reserve a section. This elders section will be for elders only.

(Contact Native Sun News Today Correspondent Richie Richards at richie4175@gmail.com)

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