Dist. 7 hosts Five Tribes Treaty of Peace Celebration
April 8, 2017
Gila River Indian News
Just as the sun was cresting over South Mountain, a 5K run and 2-mile walk started the fun filled day of events that would last from sun up to sun down.
The District 7 Maricopa Colony celebrated the 154th Annual Five Tribes Treaty of Peace with a morning fun run, parade, music, games, and traditional Pee Posh bird dancers and songs on April 8.
People lined up along 83rd avenue for the parade, which included veterans’ organizations from across the Community, school marching groups, GRIC departments and Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis and Lt. Gov. Monica Antone. This year’s grand marshal was Waylon Pahona of District 7.
Volunteers of the Year Delvina Sunn and Gaylan Redbird joined Pahona in ushering in the procession of parade entries.
In addition, McKaley Lewis and Jordan Ochoa were named Super Stars of the Year.
In the afternoon a horseshoe tournament, bird dance competition and billiards tournament brought many competitors out to the event and later skate boarders shredded and grinded at the skate park next to the outdoor pavilion.
The day wouldn’t be complete without a dance, with musical entertainment provided by Two Rivers.