Needles, CA: Community comes together for the 37th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration.

Needles, CA: Community comes together for the 37th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration.

The community came together for the 37th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Celebration held last Friday and Saturday in Needles, California.

This year’s 37th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days’ theme was, “Carrying the Warrior Spirit Within”.

Those who attended the event got the learn about the history of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe well enjoying the many cultural activities that bring everybody together.

A fun run and walk occurred and a golf tournament at the Mojave Resort Golf Course in Laughlin, Nevada, a Wahoo Tournament, and Fort Mojave Royalty Pageant Crowning were held Friday.

During the Fort Mojave Royalty Pageant Crowning event, Khrysta Ameelyenah was crowned Miss Fort Mojave, Adam Jenkins was crowned Fort Mojave Brave, Antonia Garcia was crowned Little Miss Fort Mojave, and Jayne Anton was crowned Junior Miss Mojave.

The 37th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade was held on Saturday in Downtown Needles, California.

Families with children enjoy at least 50 parade entries into the 37th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade including 29 decorated vehicles, floats, and many other parade entries including the Fort Mojave Tribal Band, Aztec Dancers, and Apache Crown Dancers.

This year’s winners of the 37th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade were announced and   awarded trophies during the event.

The following are the trophy winners of the 37th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade:

** Marching, Walking, and Dancing Category: **

– 1st Place: Aztec Dancers.

– 2nd Place: Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Color Guard.

– 3rd Place: Apache Crown Dancers.

** Matching Band Category: **

– 1st Place: Fort Mojave Tribal Band.

** Decorated Vehicles Category: **

– 1st Place: Colorado River Indian Tribe Little Miss Crit Ialesha Mike.

– 2nd Place: Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Royalty Court.

– 3rd Place: Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Baby Princess Gloriana Collier.

** Floats Category: **

– 1st Place: Aha Macav Power Service.

– 2nd Place: Avi Kwa Ame Farm with Fort Mojave Language Preservation Program.

– 3rd Place: Avi Resort and Casino with Rez Life Bird Singers.

At California Village Park in Needles, California, the community enjoyed many activities including a Shinny National Championship, Tug-o-War, and a Horseshoe Tournament.

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 Fly Bread Eating Contest was also held for those who love Fly Bread and who want to win some cash.

A Bird Dance and Singing Contest was held under the beautiful night sky ending the day of events bringing all people together to celebrate the major achievements, the culture, and the history of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe.

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.

More information about the Fort Mojave Indian Days event can be found at the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Website at:

http://mojaveindiantribe.com/

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