Honoring a Century of Recognition

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024
Time: Parade starts at 11 AM
Location: Parade along the Downtown Billings Route, followed by activities at the DoubleTree

Join us in downtown Billings for a momentous celebration marking the centennial of The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924. This historic event honors the legacy and rights of Native Americans and we are proud to invite all Montana Tribal Nations and community members to participate.

Parade Details

The parade will feature a traditional route through downtown Billings, starting promptly at 11 AM. Spectators can enjoy a display of vibrant floats, cultural performances, and the spirited participation of various Montana Tribal Nations.

Post-Parade Celebration

Following the parade, we invite everyone to gather at the DoubleTree for an afternoon of community engagement, cultural activities, and networking among tribes. Although we will not host food vendors, a variety of other vendors will be available, along with a communal lunch.

Participate

We are looking for engaging floats and vendors to make this event truly special:

  • Float Entries: Showcase your creativity and culture. Prize money for the top 5 best floats Register your float here.
    • 1st place: $4000
    • 2nd place: $3000
    • 3rd place: $2000
    • 4th place: $1000
    • 5th place: $500
  • Vendors: Enhance the experience with your crafts, goods, or services. Please note, food vendors are not permitted. Sign up here.

Get Involved

This is more than a parade; it’s a platform for unity, recognition, and celebration. We encourage all Montana tribes and local communities to get involved:

Contact Us

Have questions or need more information? Contact us at info@westernnativevoice.org.

Celebrate with us as we honor a century of history, culture, and rights. Secure your spot, participate, and be part of something extraordinary!