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Native American Day Parade returns to downtown Sioux Falls after two-year hiatus
COVID-19 pandemic had put the celebration on hold
While the rest of the country had continued to refer to the first holiday after Labor Day as Columbus Day, South Dakota has officially called the second Monday in October Native American Day since 1990.
And the holiday designated to honor the culture and heritage of South Dakota’s largest minority population brought hundreds to downtown Sioux Falls Monday to the Native American Day Parade.
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The event marked just the third-ever Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls, which began in 2018 with the intention of being annual. However, organizers opted not to hold the gathering the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.