Governor Jay Inslee received some loud applause as he walked in the annual Yakama Nation Treaty Day's Parade.
TOPPENISH, WA - Governor Jay Inslee received some loud applause as he walked in the annual Yakama Nation Treaty Day's Parade.
This is the governor's first visit to the reservation since taking office.
The Yakama Nation says the parade is a time to commemorate and celebrate the Treaty of 1855.
Inslee was the honorary grand marshal, and he tells us it's great to be back in the Yakima Valley and see how much improvement has been made.
"We're here today to celebrate Treaty Day's, but also to talk about how we're going to continue job creation in the valley, in agriculture, in light manufacturing," said Governor Inslee. "We have some good things going on in the valley. Since I was baling hay here, it just gets better, so it's great to be here."
Friday's parade is only the start of a weekend long celebration. A Pow Wow and a rodeo competition is also on tap.