UNITY participates in Phoenix APS Electric Light Parade
As many as 25 Native youth joined UNITY as participants on December 3 in the annual Arizona Public Service Electric Light Parade in Phoenix. This marks the second year UNITY has entered the Light Parade watched by 100,000 spectators who line the route. The parade theme this year was “1986-2016 A Phoenix Family Tradition.” Native youth participants showed their pride by wearing their traditional regalia and sharing powwow and hoop dancing throughout the parade.
Participants from the Phoenix area attached electric lights to their regalia, which made for a spectacular show in the night parade. The APS Electric Light Parade has long been an event where families, neighborhood groups and businesses from across the city come together and spread the joy of the holidays. UNITY thanks all the dancers, parents and volunteers who gave of their time to showcase Native American culture and pride.
The parade was televised. Local Phoenix TV news station ABC15 aired the parade on Sunday, December 4.