Downtown Needles, CA: Community enjoys a glorious parade during the 45th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days after the parade was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (Information):

Downtown Needles, California: The community enjoyed a glorious parade along West Broadway during the 45th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021.

These pictures from ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez captured the glorious parade which you can view at ZachNews on Facebook (Click Link: https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/videos/464395038236864).

The community was glad that the parade was happening this year after the parade was unable to occur due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paying tribute to the Tribe’s strength and resilience, the theme for this year’s event is “Mojave Strong – Our resilience overcomes any challenge.”

The parade was part of the 45th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days celebration organized by the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, and like in previous years, brings history, culture and even awareness as well as floats, bird singers and dancers, marching bands, local officials, law enforcement and many more.

The Needles High School Mustangs brought to the parade Mustangs Blue Pride, along with the Needles United School District which included Needles Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Mary McNeil, Fort Mojave Teacher of the Year – Vista Colorado First Grade Teacher Joanna Johnson and driving the vehicle was Vista Colorado First Grade Teacher Stacey Martinez; the Needles High School Matching Band.

The Needles High School Mustangs will be playing against the White Pine High School Bobcats in a conference varsity football game in Ely, Nevada on Thursday, October 28th, 2021, which ZachNews will be broadcast live the conference varsity football game from Ely, Nevada starting at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Participates like the Fort Mojave Tribal Band were dress in pink shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month; to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the progress we are making together to defeat breast cancer.

You can find more information about the 45th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days celebration and parade on their Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/mojavedays/

Thanks to everybody who participated and organized the 45th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days celebration and parade.

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