Cradleboard contest a success at 87th annual Pinenut Festival |

Cradleboard contest a success at 87th annual Pinenut Festival

By the Walker River Paiute Tribe | Special to First Nation’s Focus

SCHURZ, Nev. — The 87th annual Walker River Paiute Tribe’s Pinenut Festival from Sept. 14-17 was another huge success this year.

All Walker River Paiute Tribal employees came together and made the whole celebration go off with a bang. We enjoyed seeing everyone who made it and all the new visitors who came to see what all the excitement was about and got to experience our tradition.

We hope everyone enjoyed their time while visiting in Schurz, and to all the vendors who were able to make it, we thank you for your business. To all the singers who shared their songs with us during the Pinenut Blessing, we appreciate and thank you for taking the time to sing for the people and the pinenuts.

We hope to see everyone back next year for the 88th Annual Pinenut Festival.

Thank you.

Among the many events all weekend long was Saturday’s Cradleboard Contest. Below is a list of winners from the 2017 contest. Check out images from various contestants below as well:


Cradleboard winners, buckskin with baby:

1st place: Trevor Varain (with baby Jaxson Varain)

2nd place: Vinton Hawley (with baby Donnelle Miller)


Buckskin without baby:

1st place: Donna Omahoya

2nd place: Vicki Varain


Canvas/contemporary without baby:

1st place: Felicia Siyia

2nd place: Naya Crowl


Best of Show: Jeanette Allen


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