“Beauty of Native Art” showcased at Native American Connections Parade
October 20, 2023
Communications & Public Affairs Office
The “Beauty of Native Art” was at the heart of the Native American Connections (NAC) 39th Annual Parade in Phoenix on Oct. 14. The long-running parade highlighted the arts with local tribes and Native American organizations participating in the Saturday morning procession honoring Arizona’s tribal communities.
The Gila River Indian Community contributed with entries, including Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis, Lt. Gov. Monica Antone, Gila River Royalty, Ira H. Hayes American Legion Post 84, 2023 Miss Indian Arizona Contestant Kelsey Martinez, among other GRIC members and groups who joined the fun.
The parade started on 3rd Street and Oak Street to Indian School Road.
The Phoenix Indian Center also hosted an open house and social pow-wow at Steele Indian Park following the parade.