Tim and Jackie Giago in the 2015 Native American Day Parade in downtown Rapid City.

Native Sun News Today: Rapid City hosts Native American Day

Get a float in the annual Native American Day Parade
By Native Sun News Today Staff

The Native American Day Parade will be held in Rapid City on Saturday, Oct. 8. The lineup will start at 8:00 a.m. at 1st Street and Main Street and the parade will start at 9:00 a.m.

Float prizes will be $500 for Grand Prize, $300 and $200. Contest categories include Most traditional, Most Spirit, Most Humor, Most Colorful, and Rez Car. Lunch will be provided after the parade at 11 a.m.

To get more information, call Bruce Long Fox at 605-341-3339 or Chas. Jewett at 605-431-3594.

The parade was initiated in 2015 to honor every Native American Tribe in South Dakota. It is an opportune time for the Indian children from all of the schools in the State to get their schools to sponsor a float and also for all of the 9 tribes in the State to build and display a float that will tell the history of their Tribe.

There is still time and so the Rural America Initiatives, Rapid City Community Conversations, Mniluzahan Okolakicyapi Ambassadors, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Black Hills Powwow and the Native Sun News encourages all Native American tribes, schools and Oyate to help us celebrate Native American Day.

Native American Day was made a legal holiday in South Dakota after Gov. George Mickelson and Tim Giago, an Oglala Lakota, decided it was time to honor those Lakota who died at Wounded Knee in 1890.

Giago made the challenge to the Governor and they got the State Legislators to pass the initiative. This year marks the 26th year of its inception.

Read the rest of the story on the Native Sun News Today website: Get a float in the annual Native American Day Parade

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