Featuring a dance competition, art market, youth activities, cultural cuisine and more, the 26th annual Red Earth Festival continues Saturday and Sunday to the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
By Brandy McDonnell
Fresh off a bus from Window Rock, Ariz., the Navajo Nation Band was preparing to join the Red Earth Festival parade.
“It’s a huge event. One reason why we agreed to come on out here is to get more exposure, and we have some Navajos who do reside out in this area, (and it’s) just to give them that proud, warm feeling,” director Darwyn D. Jackson said.
The parade annually kicks off the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival in downtown. Featuring a dance competition, art market, youth activities, cultural cuisine and more, the 26th annual festival continues Saturday and Sunday at the Cox Convention Center.
Below: "The Navajo Nation Band performs at the Myriad Botanical Gardens during the Red Earth Festial in Oklahoma City on Friday. Photos by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman."