Miss Indian Nations XIX Shanoa Pinkham, who is 21 and of the Yakima Nation, is seen in this photo being congratulated by elder Vera Kingbird, Ho-Chunk, on September 1o at the 42nd Annual United Tribes International Powwow in Bismarck, North Dakota, after being crowned.
Pinkham is taking over as Miss Indian Nations from Evereta Thinn, a 26-year-old Dine graduate of Arizona State University. Pinkham is currently a student at the University of Washington majoring in communications and American Indian studies. She aspires to be a documentary director/writer.
Avery Thompson, of Crow Creek descent, is seen escorting Miss Indian Nations around the arena.