On a cold Saturday afternoon, North Texans strutted around the courtyard of AT&T Discovery District wearing flowing ribbon skirts, round-rim sun shades, denim and buckskin.
Ultimate weekend marked the inaugural type display on the Local American Heritage Month Powwow, hosted by way of the Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Worker. About 40 contestants, ranging in age from 3 to of their 60s, competed for prizes like a brand new S22 telephone equipped by way of the trend display’s co-sponsor Samsung.
Rachel Salinas, nationwide president of the Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Workers, mentioned the trend display, which had streetwear and standard get dressed classes, was once the most important addition to the powwow this 12 months as it demanding situations how other folks view Local American citizens.
“A large number of other folks have stereotypes of what Local American other folks appear to be and what we put on,” she mentioned. “So I believe showcasing our type and our other folks will assist to damage the stereotype and in addition deliver extra visibility to our network.”
Salinas, who’s Lipan Apache, mentioned the trend display offers network participants a chance to constitute the original clothes types in their tribes. There are 574 federally-recognized tribes within the U.S.
The grand prize winner Juliane Rives, who’s Kiowa and Comanche, received the S22 telephone after a dance-off and dressed in a standard buckskin get dressed with yellow, white, purple and inexperienced colours that constitute other portions of her heritage.
Tana Cleamons, who’s Chickasaw, took house first position within the streetwear class for her selection of a purple ribbon skirt and denim jacket she designed with customized patches to attract consideration to the problem of Lacking and Murdered Indigenous Ladies.
Within the conventional get dressed class, Katherine Burr of the Jemez Pueblo tribe of New Mexico received.
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