PHOTO GALLERY: First-ever Winnemucca Powwow
Special to First Nations Focus
CORRECTION:This article has been updated from a previous version to report that Dwayne Redstar was among those who helped organize the powwow. The original version had indicated that Victoria Jackson was an organizer of the powwow itself, which is not correct. First Nation's Focus apologizes for the error.
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. — The 31st annual Shooting The West photography conference was held April 9-14 in Winnemucca, Nevada, in conjunction with the inaugural Winnemucca Powwow.
Dancers of all ages and members of Drum Group Red Hoop took part in the powwow, which was organized by Dwayne Redstar, among others.
Victoria Jackson, an enrolled member of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of Nevada and Oregon, as well as Linda Dufurrena and Carolyn Dufurrena, among others, helped organize the symposium
The entire event was such a success that tribal members of McDermott Paiute/Shoshone and the Winnemucca Convention Center want to make this a cooperative event next year.
Go to shootingthewest.org to learn more.
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