36th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration being held in Needles.

Needles, CA: Bring your friends and family to the 36th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration being held on Friday, October 19th, 2012 and Saturday, October 20th, 2012.

 

Come and learn about the history of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe and enjoy the many cultural activities and foods.

 

 

According to the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Website, Mojave Indians are Pipa Aha Macav or “The People By The River.”

 

Mojave culture traces the earthly origins of its people to Spirit Mountain, the highest peak in the Newberry Mountains, located northwest of the present reservation inside the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

 

The Tribe’s spirit mentor, Mutavilya, created the Colorado River, its plants and animals, and instructed the Pipa Aha Macav in the arts of civilization. They were prosperous farmers with well-established villages and trade networks that stretched as far away as the Pacific Ocean.

 

In the 16th Century, the time the Spanish arrived in the territory, the Mojaves were the largest concentration of people in the Southwest.

 

The Fort Mojave Indian Reservation is located along the Colorado River in the vicinity of Needles, California and covers nearly 42,000 acres in the Colorado River Tri-State area of Arizona, California, and Nevada.

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** 36th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration Information: **

– Name of Event:

36th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration.

 

– Theme for Event:

 

Our People, Our Culture, Our Future.”

 

 

Location of Event:

 

 

The Golf Tournament for Fort Mojave Indian Days will be held at Mojave Resort Golf Course located at 9905 Aha Macav Parkway in Laughlin, Nevada.

 

The Parade for Fort Mojave Indian Days will be held along West Broadway between I Street and D Street in Downtown Needles, California.

 

All other Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration will be held at Village Park located at 500 Merriman Avenue in Needles, California.

– Dates and Times of Event:

 

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** Friday, October 19th, 2012: **

 

Fun Run and Walk: 7:00am PT.

 

Golf Tournament: 8:00am PT.

Workshop: 10:00am to 12:00pm PT.

 

Luncheon: 12:00pm to 1:00pm PT.

 

Second Workshop: 1:00pm to 3:00pm PT.

 

Wahoo Tournament: 5:00pm PT.

 

Pageant Royalty Crowning: 7:00pm to 10:00pm PT.

 


** Saturday, October 20th, 2012: **

 

Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade:10:00am PT.


Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade Winner’s Announcements:12:00pm to 2:00pm PT.

 

Men’s and Women’s Tug-o-War: 2:00pm PT.

 

Singing Contest: 7:00pm to 10:00pm PT.

 

Social Singing: 7:00pm PT.

 


– Activities and Attraction at Event:

 

** The following activities and attractions for Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration will be held at Village Park located at 500 Merriman Avenue in Needles, California: **

 


Bird Dance Contest

 

Singing Contest

 

Horseshoe Tournament

 

Spirit Runner

 

Shinny National Championship

 

Cultural Workshops

 

Baby Pageant

 

Royalty Pageant

Men’s and Women’s Tug-o-War


Food and Drink Vendors

Music

Kids Games

 

And Much More.

 

– Admission to Event:

Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration being held at Village Park are Free!!


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** Information regarding the Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade: ***

 

The Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 in and will start at 10:00am PT.

 

The Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade will begin at the intersection of I Street and Front Street then head along West Broadway between I Street and D Street and will end at the intersection of West Broadway and D Street in Downtown Needles, California.

 

 

**** Traffic Alert!!: Downtown Needles, California: ****

 

Due to the Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade, there will be road closures in the Downtown Needles, California area.

 

Road closures include West Broadway between J Street and D Street; sections of Front Street between J Street to G Street; D Street between Front Street to West Broadway; and side streets E Street, F Street, G Street, H Street, and I Street between Front Street to Third Street may be closed during the Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade.

 

Detours around the road closure area are D Street to Third Street to J Street or C Street to Third Street to J Street.

 

** Road closures for the Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade are subject to change without notice or road closures may close earlier or open later. Drivers planning to drive into Downtown Needles, California should plan ahead these road closures. **
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** Directions to the Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration in Village Park located at 500 Merriman Avenue in Needles, California: **


** From Arizona on Westbound Interstate 40: **

– Take Interstate 40 handing West until the J Street Exit and Make a Right onto J Street.

– Take J Street heading North to West Broadway and Make a Left Turn onto West Broadway.

– Take West Broadway heading West over the Railroad Overpass to Needles Highway and Make a Left Turn onto Needles Highway.

– Take Needles Highway heading West to O Street and Make a Right Turn onto O Street

– Take O Street heading North until O Street hits Village Park.

** From California on Eastbound Interstate 40: **

– Take Interstate 40 heading East until the J Street Exit and Make a Left onto J Street.

– Take J Street heading North to West Broadway and Make a Left Turn onto West Broadway.

– Take West Broadway heading West over the Railroad Overpass to Needles Highway and Make a Left Turn onto Needles Highway.

– Take Needles Highway heading West to O Street and Make a Right Turn onto O Street

– Take O Street heading North until O Street hits Village Park.

** From California on Northbound U.S. Highway 95: **

– Take U.S. Highway 95 heading North into Needles, California.

– Take U.S. Highway 95 passing Interstate 40 overpass. (U.S. Highway 95 Will Become East Broadway Pass Interstate 40.)

– Take East Broadway heading North to West Broadway. (East Broadway Will Turn Into West Broadway Entering Downtown Needles, California.)

– Take West Broadway heading West over the Railroad Overpass to Needles Highway and Make a Left Turn onto Needles Highway.

– Take Needles Highway heading West to O Street and Make a Right Turn onto O Street

– Take O Street heading North until O Street hits Village Park.

** From Arizona on Mohave Valley Highway: **

– Take Mohave Valley Highway heading South to Harbor Avenue. (Mohave Valley Highway Will Turn Into Harbor Avenue.)

– Take Harbor Avenue heading South into Needles, California passing over the Colorado River. (Harbor Avenue Will Turn Into K Street.)

– Take K Street heading South to Needles Highway and Make a Right Turn onto Needles Highway.


– Take Needles Highway heading West to O Street and Make a Right Turn onto O Street

– Take O Street heading North until O Street hits Village Park.

** From Nevada on Needles Highway: **

– Take Needles Highway heading South into Needles, California.

– Heading South then East on Needles Highway passing interstate 40 to O Street and Make a Left Turn onto O Street

– Take O Street heading North until O Street hits Village Park.
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If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the 36th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days, please contact Melinda Williams at: 1 (760) 629-4810 or send an email to: mwilliams_1955@hotmail.com

 

 

For more information about the 36th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade, please contact Nichole Garcia at: 1 (928) 346-3925 or send an email to: NicholeGarcia@fortmojave.com.

 

 

For general information about the Fort Mojave Indian Days event, please contact the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Community Relations Department at: 1 (760) 629-4591 Ext. 106 or head to the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Website at: http://mojaveindiantribe.com/

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