Photos: 13th AIS Inaugural Pow Wow and Inauguration Day Trail

Native youth photographer Christian Gomez showcases photos of the Inauguration day trail and the American Indian Society Pow wow
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Inauguration day on January 20th was historic as President Donald Trump was sworn in as our 45th president of the Untied States. ICMN's Christian Gomez, (Tlingit) a sixteen year old Native youth and the youngest member of ICMN's team of contributors is based in Washington D.C. and was available to recount his day through his photos.

Inauguration day was Friday and the American Indian Society Pow Wow was on the following day. Gomez attended both events, stating, "there was a mixture of responses on the Inaugural day parade route, some in support of the new president with the others voicing their opinions against him."

Gomez captured this contrast present on Inauguration day in some of his photos.

Inauguration day parade route

A sea of protest and support on the Inauguration day parade route. Photo-Christian Gomez

A sea of protest and support with 'Make America Great Again' red hats on the Inauguration day parade route.

A message was clear by one protester standing outside the Trump hotel. Photo-Christian Gomez

A message was clear by one protester standing outside the Trump hotel.

A strong and provocative message on Inauguration day. Photo-Christian Gomez

A strong and provocative message on Inauguration day.

One sign sums up many sentiments that day.

One sign sums up many sentiments that day.

The following day he traveled to the American Indian Society Pow Wow in Crystal City, Virginia (a city right outside of Washington D.C.) and managed to get another selection of pow wow photos demonstrating Native pride is still alive in and around D.C.

"It was good to see everyone getting together, happy, and in such good spirits after the Inauguration," says Gomez.

American Indian Society Pow Wow

A tiny-tot dancer has hopes of being like this male fancy dancer someday.

A tiny-tot dancer has hopes of being like this male fancy dancer someday.

Female dancers bringing friendship and healing to the pow wow circle. Photo-Christian Gomez

Female dancers bringing friendship and healing to the pow wow circle.

A great group of drummers sitting at two drums set an uplifting mood. Photo-Christian Gomez

A great group of drummers sitting at two drums set an uplifting mood.

A men's traditional dancer. Photo-Christian Gomez

A men's traditional dancer.

A young male fancy dancer has a smile bigger than his regalia. Photo-Christian Gomez

A young male fancy dancer has a smile bigger than his regalia.

Check out more of Christian Gomez's photos on Flickr.

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