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Miss Indian Nations is Aspiring Filmmaker

A Native American college student of the Yakima Nation was recently crowned Miss Indian Nations.
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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.