Miss Hozhoni Pageant a test of cultural lessons

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Miss Hozhoni Pageant a test of cultural lessons

Traditional skills, knowledge demonstrated
Miss Hozhoni contestant Monica Maes, a Jicarilla Apache and Chicana student, prepares posole in the kitchen of the Native American Center on campus last week. All four Miss Hozhoni contestants prepared meals that mixed contemporary and traditional elements. They were judged on their culinary knowledge rather than the food itself.
Ferrari Arviso, a Miss Hozhoni contestant, demonstrates traditional Navajo weaving during the pageant’s traditional and contemporary skills night Wednesday at Fort Lewis College. Other skills included beading, crafting turquoise jewelry and storytelling.
Ferrari Arviso, a Miss Hozhoni contestant, demonstrates traditional Navajo weaving during the pageant’s traditional and contemporary skills night Wednesday at Fort Lewis College. She also demonstrated her roping ability.
Arviso
Calabaza
St. Cyr

Miss Hozhoni Pageant a test of cultural lessons

Miss Hozhoni contestant Monica Maes, a Jicarilla Apache and Chicana student, prepares posole in the kitchen of the Native American Center on campus last week. All four Miss Hozhoni contestants prepared meals that mixed contemporary and traditional elements. They were judged on their culinary knowledge rather than the food itself.
Ferrari Arviso, a Miss Hozhoni contestant, demonstrates traditional Navajo weaving during the pageant’s traditional and contemporary skills night Wednesday at Fort Lewis College. Other skills included beading, crafting turquoise jewelry and storytelling.
Ferrari Arviso, a Miss Hozhoni contestant, demonstrates traditional Navajo weaving during the pageant’s traditional and contemporary skills night Wednesday at Fort Lewis College. She also demonstrated her roping ability.
Arviso
Calabaza
Maes
St. Cyr
52nd Hozhoni Days Powwow

The powwow will be at Whalen Gym at Fort Lewis College on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, the Gourd Dance starts at 5 p.m. and a Grand Entry will be held at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Gourd Dances will be performed at 11 a.m. and at 5 p.m., Grand Entries will happen at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Admission is $5 per day, free to those 60 and older or under 6.

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