• Full day of activities set for Native American Day in Tulsa


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    • Native American Day is Oct. 8 this year.
    • It became a holiday when it was approved by Tulsa City Council in 2017.
    • Several free events, including a parade, are scheduled.

    TULSA, Okla. - A series of free events is planned to observe Native American Day in Tulsa on Monday.

    Tulsa celebrated its first Native American Day in 2017 after the holiday was approved by city council. It takes place on the second Monday of October.

    The Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission will host a full day of events at Guthrie Green downtown. An opening ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. with emcee Matt Roberts from the commission and Tulsa Chief Resilience Officer DeVon Douglass.

    A parade will begin on Cameron Street at 11:30 a.m., head west to Boulder Avenue and then back east on M.B. Brady Street.

    After the parade, a program including the Posting of Colors by the Kiowa Women Warriors and speeches from Tribal Leaders will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

    Highlights throughout the day include a performance from the Cherokee National Youth Choir and a screening of the movie, "Nanyehi," with a Q&A with the cast and producer.

    See the full schedule of events here.

    Native American Day is a holiday to celebrate and honor the culture, contributions and traditions of Native Americans.

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