April 25th, 2014 Last Updated on: April 25th, 2014
Thursday evening was the talent portion for the 2015 Miss Indian World Pageant which was held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Kiva Auditorium was packed with onlookers from every part of Indian Country. Opening the festivities for the night were popular Navajo comedy duo – James & Ernie, also entertaining the crowd with a short musical set was Susan Aglukark (Inuk/Inuit).
Many of this contestants came ready to woo the crowd with their traditional talents which included instruction on how to use a bow & arrow, traditional storytelling, grinding corn, creating native fashions, and sharing dances to name a few. Crowning of the new 2015 Miss Indian World will take place on April 26th *Saturday* @ 7:00pm inside the Pit.
Also in attendance were many different title holders representing the 500 tribes of our Nations. You could just see the gleam & determination in the eyes of the younger attendants that one day they'll be running for Miss Indian World themselves. It felt really good knowing that our cultural integrity is in the hands of such promising future generations.
Carrying a tribal title has important significance to all tribes, these ladies not only represent our future leadership but they also represent the heart & souls of our Nations with an emphasis on cultural preservation and being productive community members. So the next time you see any Indian Princess, walk up to them, say hi, shake their hand and thank them for representing the pride of our people. #walkinpeace
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