Miss Indian World crowned at nation's largest powwow

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Posted: May 01, 2016 2:21 PM
Miss Indian World crowned at nation's largest powwow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona State University law student has been crowned Miss Indian World.

Pageant officials say 25-year-old Danielle Ta'Sheena Finn was announced the winner Saturday night at the 33rd Annual Gathering of Nations at the University of New Mexico arena in Albuquerque.

Finn, of Porcupine, North Dakota, and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, was chosen from among 24 Native American women from different tribes and traditions.

As Miss Indian World, Finn will travel around the world to native and indigenous communities for a year.

The pageant closed three days of festivities at what's considered North America's largest powwow.

The event draws more than 100,000 competitive dancers and spectators from across the U.S. and parts of Canada and Mexico.

Nineteen-year-old Chezney Martin, of Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, was first runner-up.