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Red Earth Festival moving to Remington Park this summer

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 28th, 2014 Last Updated on: January 28th, 2014

The Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival is preparing to dance into a new venue this summer.

The 28th edition of the award-winning event is planned for June 5-7 at Remington Park, rather than the festival’s longtime home at Cox Convention Center.

The festival will include an altered dance competition, art market and competitions, food booths, children’s activities, live music, plus free parking. The Friday morning Red Earth Parade, a longstanding tradition, still will march through downtown on June 6, Red Earth Deputy Director Eric

Oesch said.

“It’s going to be a big change, but I think it’s going to be … a really good fit,” he said. “What worked in 1987 doesn’t necessarily work in 2014, so we’re kind of changing with the times.”  This year’s Red Earth will begin on Thursday evening and continue all day Friday and Saturday, with the art competition winners announced opening night. In the past, the event has started on Friday morning and closed Sunday afternoon, although artists

were required to check in Thursday.

“Sunday was always our slowest day,” Oesch said.

With Remington Park’s quarter horse live racing season ending June 1, Red Earth will be able to use the entire building, which boasts 90,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space.

"Protectors Waiting" by Pawnee/Ojibwe artist Raymond Nordwall will be featured on the poster and other memorabilia for the 2014 Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival.

“Protectors Waiting” by Pawnee/Ojibwe artist Raymond Nordwall will be featured on the poster and other memorabilia for the 2014 Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival.

Read more about the changes to the festival on NewsOK.


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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Jan Patton

May I purchase a copy of this poster for my classroom? I am a Human Services teacher teaching a US unit starting with the Native American and their contribution to our food survival at the beginning of our colonization. How much would the poster be? Thank you for your time.

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