OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The 35th Annual Red Earth Parade has been referred to as America’s most unique parade. This year, the Red Earth Parade signaled the opening of one of OKC’s newest events – Fall Fest on Saturday, October 16. The streets of downtown Oklahoma City were alive with Native spirit as Red Earth Fall fest celebrated Indigenous People’s Day in Oklahoma City.
Red Earth Parade featured tribal princess Lori Donise Kionute alongside colorful entries while spectators lined the streets of downtown Oklahoma City. Parade participants included but were not limited to Tribal programs, officials & princesses, color guards, dancers, music groups, school groups, drum groups, and community organizations. The Princess was chauffeured by Cultural Preservation director Sonnie Allen in a Dodge Ram with Princess banners created by Dirt Road Graphics, LLC, a wholly-owned company of Delaware Nation in Anadarko, OK.
Red Earth, Inc. is an Allied Arts member agency and is funded in part by the Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, James H. and Madalynne Norick Foundation, Oklahoma’s News 4, Allied Arts, and the Oklahoma Arts Council which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts. Red Earth, Inc. has a mission to promote the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through education, a premier festival, a museum, and fine art markets. Visit www.RedEarth.org for additional information on Fall Fest.
By Wesley Boone Public Relations 10/16/2021 | Photos by Evelyn Kionute