In Photos: 2018 Ely Shoshone Powwow & Fandango |

In Photos: 2018 Ely Shoshone Powwow & Fandango

First Nation's Focus

ELY, Nev. — Hundreds of Native residents and dancers of all ages attended the Ely Shoshone Powwow & Fandango on July 27-29 in Ely, Nevada.

The annual event includes a celebration of Native American heritage with traditional dancing and music. This year’s event was sponsored by the Ely Shoshone Tribe, Barrick Gold Corp. and Tsaa Nesunkwa. Powwow Head Staff were as follows:

Host Drum: South Hill, Salt Lake City, Utah

Invited Drum: Ghost Canyon, Fort Hall, Idaho

Master of Ceremonies: Tyson Shay, Shoshone-Bannock, Fort Hall, Idaho

Arena Director: Alex O. Shepherd, S. Paiute/Dine, Cedar City, Utah

Head Man: Rog Benally Jr, Navajo/Dine, Salt Lake City, Utah

Head Woman: Alissa Sanchez, Bad River Chippewa, Reno, Nevada

Head Teen Boy: Quinn River, Kickapoo/Dine, Ore, Utah

Head Teen Girl: Kirae Gonzales, N. UTe/Shoshone-Bannock, Fort Hall, Idaho

Above are a few images from this year’s powwow, as provided to First Nation’s Focus.