In Photos: 2018 Ely Shoshone Powwow & Fandango
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.