Arizona girls compete for Miss Indian World

Posted at 12:03 PM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 08:13:06-04

Four Arizona girls are in the running to be a national ambassador for Native American culture.

According to a news release, Edith Starr, a San Carlos Apache member from Peridot, and Danielle Finn, a Standing Rock Sioux tribe member from Scottsdale, will be competing in Miss Indian World at the 33rd Annual Gathering of Nations at the end of April. Jewel Diamond Honga of the Hualapai tribe and Shaundeen Bear from the Meskwaki and Navajo tribes will also be competing.

The Gathering of Nations, the most prominent Native American powwow in the world, is set to take place between April 28 and 30 in Albuquerque.

Starr, Finn, Bear and Honga are four of 24 girls who will be competing with skills of tribal knowledge, dancing ability, public speaking and personality. 

The winner of the competition will travel to native and indigenous communities around the world.

Those who want to attend the pageant can do so by purchasing tickets to the Gathering of the Nations. Tickets are $18 per day or $36 for a two-day pass.