An audience of thousands was captivated by dancers representing tribes from across the continent in the final day of the 33rd edition of Gathering of Nations PowWow in Albuquerque.
Saturday’s events kicked off with a grand entry at noon, followed by drum and dancing competitions that stretched into the night.
Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn of Porcupine, N.D., a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, was crowned 2016 Miss Indian World late Saturday, following a pageant that featured tribal knowledge, dance and personality competitions. Chezney Martin from Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada, was named first runner-up, and Caitlin Tolley of Kitigan Zibi, Quebec, Canada, was named second runner-up. Miss Indian World is charged with representing all native and indigenous people as a cultural goodwill ambassador.
Actor Forrest Goodluck, who starred in the film “The Revenant,” was honored during Saturday’s festivities. Goodluck, of Albuquerque, is a member of the Diné, Mandan, Hidatsa and Tsimshian tribes. He will graduate from Bosque School in May.