Watch! Video from the Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 11th, 2015 Last Updated on: February 11th, 2015

Lane Jensen via Experience Scottsdale

Hoop Dancer Lane Jensen via Experience Scottsdale

Did any of our readers catch the Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest this past weekend in Arizona? Fear not if you missed out, we have a list of the winners and video from the event.

Congratulations to the winners in their respective categories! They are:


1st Place – Nakotah Larance, 25, Hopi/Tewa/Assiniboin
2nd Place – Derrick Suwaima Davis, 47, Hopi/Choctaw
3rd Place — Tony Duncan, 31, San Carlos Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa/Mandan


1st Place — Terry L. Goedel, 59, Yakima/Tulalip
2nd Place – Lowery Begay, 46, Navajo
3rd Place — Brian Hammill, 44, HoChunk


1st Place – Tyrese Jensen, 16, Navajo/Pima-Maricopa
2nd Place – Ascension Harjo, 13, Mohawk/Kickapoo/Seminole
3rd Place — Talon Ree Duncan, 16, Apache/Hidatsa/Arikara/Mandan


1st Place – Jaron Yazzie, 11, Navajo/Apache
2nd Place – Kailayne Jensen, 7, Navajo
3rd Place — Rito Lopez Jr., 8, Apache/Pima/Hidatsa/Arikara/Mandan

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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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Carolyn Dhoun

I have enjoyed watching.. and reading the information about events, dances. natural clothing, and the other stories you have provided.

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