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BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA Twenty five year old Shannon C. Hooper, Shoshone and Paiute, was crowned Miss Indian Nations on Saturday during the United Tribes International Powwow.
Shannon Hooper, Shoshone/Paiute, awarded by
Shanoa Pinkham, Yakima, the reigning Miss Indian Nations
The new Miss Indian Nations is a student at Western Nevada College in northwest Nevada. Miss Hooper is a powwow dancer, knowledgeable in tribal culture, leader and volunteer in her community.
Miss Hooper succeeds Shanoa Pinkham, Yakima, who reigned as Miss Indian Nations for the past year.
Here are the results of the pageant held on Saturday, September 8:
Miss Indian Nations XX: Shannon C. Hooper, Shoshone & Paiute; Fallon, Nevada
1st Runner Up: Alexandria B. Alvarez, Shoshone & Bannock; Fort Hall, Idaho
2nd Runner Up: Cecily B. St. Syr, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; Bismarck, North Dakota
Miss Congeniality: Adrienne Hardy, Navajo; Tohatchi, New Mexico
Children's Choice: Nadean J. Ivins, White Mt. Apache; White River, Arizona
Talent Award: Cecily B. St. Syr, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; Bismarck, North Dakota
Tribal Chairman's Award: Sherry A. Pimms, Yakima Nation; Wapato, Washington
President's Award: Vivienne R. Tateyuskanskan, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate; Waubay, South Dakota.
Editor's Note: Special thanks to Dennis Neumann, public information director, United Tribes Technical College for contributing to this story and photograph.
posted September 11, 2012 9:50 am edt