Once again, my uncle called me to help represent the Spokane Tribe during the Lilac Parade. A handful of tribal members dressed in regalia and marched along the parade route. To be honest, I was moved by the reaction of the people. Many stood and cheered as we passed, while others seemed almost emotional and even teary-eyed.
I'm not sure how to think about that.
My family waited along the parade route. As I approached, my children ran into the street and cheered. What a fun experience!
A few of us gathered before the parade.
My uncle Pat rode in the back of a truck while he sang traditional Spokane songs on the drum.