Tribes raising money for groups in Obama's inaugural parade

Two groups that have been selected to participate in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama are still trying to raise funds to get to Washington, D.C.

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe need about $35,000 to send the Wind River Dancers to the parade. An account has been set up at Atlantic City Federal Credit Union to accept donations, the Associated Press reported.

“We’re on pins and needles right now,” Northern Arapaho tribal liaison Gary Collins told the AP.

The Navajo Nation Band is about $11,000 short of its $104,000 goal. The band last participated in an inaugural parade in 1973, the AP reported.

A full list of parade participants can be found on the website of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

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