Community comes together for the 36th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration in Needles.

Needles, CA: Families, friends, and the community of Needles, California came together for the 36th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration held on Friday, October 19th, 2012 and Saturday, October 20th, 2012.

 

 

According to 36th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration Co-Coordinator Ashley Hemmers, this is a day when all the community comes out to celebrate being Mojave.

 

 

This year, with the theme was, “Our People, Our Culture, and Our Future,” which the Fort Mojave Indian Days Committee hopes this year’s celebration will inspire our members take part in these activities with family, friends, and our community as a whole.

 

 

Those who attended the celebration got the learn about the history of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe and enjoy the many cultural activities that bring everybody together.

 

 

In Downtown Needles, California, the Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade was held with families and the community gather along West Broadway to enjoy 76 parade entries including the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Tribal Marching Bands and floats from Avi Kwa Ame Farms and the Fort Mojave Education Department, to Aztec Dancer’s, Zumba Dancer’s, and members of the Fort Mojave Tribal Police Departmant and Mohave Valley Fire Departmant.

 

 

At Village Park in Needles, California, awards were handed out to the winners in the Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade; According to 36th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration Coordinator Monika Aragon, Avi Kwa Ame Farms won First Place for their decorated float.

 

 

After awards were handed out, the introduction of the Tribal Royalty from the Colorado River Indian Tribe and the Hualapai Tribe.

 

 

Later, the Shinny National Championship, Men’s and Women’s Tug-o-War, and a Horseshoe Tournament began bringing many cheering for their favorite teams.

 

 

Families with their children got to enjoy kids games and play at the Village Park playground.

 

 

Vendors selling beautiful Arts and Crafts items and vendors serving tasty food and drinks to those who attended the celebration; including the very popular Fly Bread which a Men’s and Women’s Fly Bread Eating Contest was also held for those who love Fly Bread and who want to win some cash.

 

 

The celebration ended with a Bird Dance and Singing Contest under the beautiful night sky.

 

 

A great community event bringing all people together to celebrate the major achievements, the culture, and the history of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe.

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You can watch the 36th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration Parade which was held on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 in Downtown Needles, California at the ZachNews Channel on Veoh.

 

 

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v39025736zWjpTR5G
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For more 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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