Sunday, May 27, 2007

Red Earth Festival Scheduled for June 1-3

The Annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival is one of the most important such events in the country.

Members of more than 100 tribes will gather in Oklahoma City to celebrate and share in the richness and diversity of their heritage.

The event kicks off with a Benefit Auction on Thursday, May 31 at the Cox Convention Center, followed on June 1 by the Grand Parade at 10:30 AM, moving through the streets of downtown Oklahoma City.

Other events will include a 5K run and a 1 mile Fun Walk at Regatta Park along the Oklahoma River.

There also will be a juried art show and a native dance competition.

This is the 21st Annual Red Earth Festival. We first attended back in the late 80's. It has grown dramatically since then. But we still treasure the acquaintances we made in those days with talented Native American artists, many of whom had works featured on our first Web site.