We regret to announce the cancelation of the 39th Annual NAC Parade. Read a statement from our CEO, Diana Yazzie Devine.
2021 Native American Connections Parade Cancelled
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic and the threat that large public gatherings pose on our community’s health, Native American Connections will be cancelling its 2021 parade originally scheduled for October 9. President and CEO, Diana “Dede” Yazzie Devine, provides the following statement:
“Out of an abundance of caution for our community and its health, Native American Connections has cancelled plans for its 2021 annual parade, scheduled for October 9. While the parade is a cornerstone for Phoenix’s Native American Recognitions Days activities, celebrated annually from October through December, we do not want to risk the well-being of parade attendees and participants as the threat of COVID-19 is still severe and present.
We thank all first responders who continue to support our community on the front lines during this unprecedented time, and we look forward to hosting the parade in 2022.”
Native American Connections has been healing individuals, changing lives, and strengthening communities since 1972. We integrate Native American healing with evidence-based practices to support health and wellness, provide affordable housing, and champion community development projects. We are a leader in developing, building and managing advanced behavioral health and state-of-the-art housing communities, and own and operate 21 sites throughout Central Phoenix. Our services are open to all, and we touch the lives of more than 10,000 individuals and families each year.