Photo gallery: 2019 Numaga Indian Days Powwow
RENO, Nev. — The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s 33rd annual Numaga Indian Days Powwow took place Labor Day weekend — Thursday, Aug. 29, through Sunday, Sept. 1, in Hungry Valley.
Thousands of people attended over the course of the three-day event, which featured plenty of festivities and princess contests, as well as multiple grand entries featuring dances in many styles, such as Fancy Feather and Grass for the men and Jingle and Fancy Shawl for the women.
The RSIC holds the powwow each Labor Day Weekend to honor the memory of Chief Numaga, the famous Paiute chief known for peace. Numaga died in 1871 and is buried in the hills near Wadsworth.
This year, First Nation’s Focus Contributor Alejandra Rubio (Yavapai-Apache) attended the grand entry on Friday night, Aug. 30. See some of her images above, as well as some images from Saturday, Aug. 31, from First Nation’s Focus Advertising Leader Bethany Sam.
With the Nevada Indian Commission’s offices located on the Stewart Indian School campus, Stacey Montooth is reminded every day of the culture and lands she is working to preserve and the welfare of her people she is striving to improve.