On a chilly Saturday afternoon, North Texans strutted throughout the courtyard of AT&T Discovery District dressed in flowing ribbon skirts, round-rim sunglasses, denim and buckskin.
Previous weekend marked the inaugural vogue exhibit at the Native American Heritage Month Powwow, hosted by the Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Staff. About 40 contestants, ranging in age from 3 to in their 60s, competed for prizes like a new S22 telephone provided by the style show’s co-sponsor Samsung.
Rachel Salinas, national president of the Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Staff members, said the vogue show, which experienced streetwear and common gown types, was an crucial addition to the powwow this calendar year because it issues how persons look at Indigenous Individuals.
“A lot of men and women have stereotypes of what Indigenous American individuals seem like and what we dress in,” she said. “So I think showcasing our manner and our people today will assistance to split the stereotype and also bring much more visibility to our local community.”
Salinas, who is Lipan Apache, reported the style show provides group customers an opportunity to characterize the exceptional clothing kinds of their tribes. There are 574 federally-identified tribes in the U.S.
The grand prize winner Juliane Rives, who is Kiowa and Comanche, won the S22 mobile phone after a dance-off and wearing a classic buckskin gown with yellow, white, crimson and green colours that signify diverse areas of her heritage.
Tana Cleamons, who is Chickasaw, took dwelling very first area in the streetwear classification for her choice of a pink ribbon skirt and denim jacket she made with tailor made patches to draw consideration to the problem of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Ladies.
In the regular dress category, Katherine Burr of the Jemez Pueblo tribe of New Mexico won.
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