The 36th annual Gathering of Nations kicked off Thursday night with the Miss Indian World Competition. More than a dozen women from tribes all across the country and Canada are competing for the crown. They’ll be judged on public speaking, dance and traditional presentation.
“It’s really important we honor our women of our nations and any Indigenous nation of the world, and so we started this whole thing to do that. For them to network, for them to be strength for each other,” Miss Indian World Committee member Beulah Sunrise said.
The winner will be announced Saturday night. The Gathering of Nations PowWow starts Friday at Tingley Coliseum.