Navajo Nation Fair 2017 Information

The Navajo Nation Fair for 2017

Date: September 3-10, 2017

 

Courtesy of Navajo Nation Fair Office – Special Events Section.

 

Navajo Nation Fair Map

Map courtesy of Navajo Nation Special Events Section

More information and forms can be obtained at www.navajonationfair.com or you can call the Navajo Nation Special Events Office at (928) 871-6647.

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Past Fairs Info

Pow Wow Results and Photos

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2013 Photos

Navajo Nation Fair 2013 Baby Contest Winners List and photos:

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2013 full contestant bios, photos and schedule.

Miss Navajo Nation Pendleton Shawl Presentation

Pow Wow – Navajo Nation Fair

Come visit the 2016 Navajo Nation Fair Pow Wow

This years Pow Wow will be held from
September 6  – 8, 2016

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Tuesday September 6, 2016
Registration – 3 PM
Gourd Dancing – 4 PM
Grand Entry – 7 PM

Wednesday September 7, 2016
Registration – 3 PM
Gourd Dancing – 4 PM
Grand Entry – 7 PM
Ends – 11 PM

Thursday September 8, 2016
Gourd Dancing – 4 PM
Grand Entry – 7 PM
Ends – 11 PM

More information and forms can be obtained at Fair Office in Gorman Hall at the Fairgrounds

Event Coordinator Ramone Yazzie – 505-906-7069

Pow Wow – Navajo Nation Fair 2016

Flyers by Scott Tom Courtesy of Navajo Nation Fair Office – Special Events Section.

Navajo Nation Fair Map

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2016 (Full List)

70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

Baby Contest – Navajo National Fair 2012

 

Baby Contest - Navajo National Fair

Navajo National Fair –Baby Contest –

 

Navajo Baby Contest Winners List

0 to 6 months
FEMALE WINNERS:
1st Place – Rosina Effa Jones (1122 pts)
2nd Place – Kaydence Donna Lynch (990 pts)
3rd Place – Hailey R. Todacheenie (930 pts)
MALE WINNERS:
(no contestant entries)

7 to 12 months
FEMALE WINNERS:
1st Place – Eriah J. Kendall (1215 pts)
2nd Place – Adalyn Lily Yonnie (1189 pts)
3rd Place – Amaya Manuelito (1133 pts)

MALE WINNERS:
1st Place – Layondre Peterson (1180 pts)
2nd Place – Nicholas Cousens (1177 pts)
3rd Place – Brent Becenti Jr. (1094 pts)

13 to 24 months
FEMALE WINNERS:
1st Place – Hadley Taylor LittleElk (1260 pts)
2nd Place – Kayonbah Begay (1230 pts)
3rd Place – Noahana D. Halwood (1184 pts)
MALE WINNERS:
1st Place – Westlyne Begay (1184 pts)
2nd Place – DeMarcus Uentillie (1153 pts)
3rd Place – Uriah E. Kendall (1125 pts)

25 to 36 months
FEMALE WINNERS:
1st Place – Xemira Oliver (951 pts)
(no other contestant entries)
MALE WINNERS:
1st Place – Miles J. Roanhorse (1305 pts)
2nd Place – Jonah Lee Lawson (1224 pts)
3rd Place – Amir Woodie (1132 pts)

MOST PHOTOGENIC FEMALE
Kendall Rose Nelson (0 to 6 months)

MOST PHOTOGENIC MALE
Brent Becenti Jr. (7 to 12 months)

Guest Judges –
1. Early Childhood Development Counselor, Dr. Betty Sue King
2. Navajo Community Member, Thomasina Willie
3. First Things First Council Member, Grace Boyne
4. First Things First Arizona Director, Melissa Begay
5. Former Miss Navajo, Angela Barney Nez (1975-76)
6. Former Miss Navajo, Marilyn Help Hood (1977-78)

Submitted by Coordinator:
Sonlatsa Jim-Martin
(505) 567-0398

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2012

September 5th  – September 8th,   2012

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2012
2012 Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Schedule

Wednesday – September 5th @ 9 am. Hazel Yazza Frybread Pavilion (Navajo Nation Fairgrounds) — Sheep butchering & Traditional Breadmaking

Thursday – September 6th @ 2 pm. Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise event tent (Window Rock) — Contemporary Competition (Skills, Talent, Evening Gown, Public Speaking & Entertainment, Impromptu Questions)

Friday – September 7th @ 2 pm. Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise event tent (Window Rock) — Traditional Competiton (Skills, Talent, Evening Gown, Public Speaking & Entertainment, Impromptu Questions)

Saturday – September 8th @ 6 pm. Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise event tent (Window Rock) — Coronation of Miss Navajo Nation 2012 – 2013

Contestants

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Contestant #1

Charlene Goodluck

Shiprock Chapter

Seri Maryboy

Contestant #2

Seri Maryboy

Red Mesa Chapter

Krystal Parkhurst

Contestant #3

Krystal Parkhurst

St. Michaels Chapter

Leandra Thomas

Contestant #4

Leandra Thomas

Steamboat Chapter

Verrica Livingston

Contestant #5

Verrica Livingston

Twin Lakes Chapter

Brittany Hunt

Contestant #6

Brittany Hunt

Shonto Chapter

Wallitta Begay

Contestant #7

Wallitta Begay

Oljato Chapter

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History
Beulah Melvin Allen, M.D. was the first Miss Navajo crowned during the Navajo Nation Fair in 1952. The selection process was simple. Contestants vying for the title would stand in front of the audience of approximately 10,000 people. The one who received the loudest applause would be crowned Miss Navajo.

For about five years, there were two contests: one for Miss Navajo and one for Miss Modern Navajo. Miss Navajo would represent the traditional Navajo ways of life, and Miss Modern Navajo would represent the modern ways of life.

Eventually the Miss Navajo Nation Pageant replaced the applause competition. This current competition encompasses both the Navajo and Modern way of life in traditional and contemporary skills, with talent competitions lasting several days. During the pageant competition, contestants demonstrate many beautiful traditional skills and talents. The most important qualification for the Miss Navajo Nation pageant contestants is to be fluent in Navajo and English languages. The contestants must also possess knowledge of the Navajo culture and tradition. Unlike most beauty pageants throughout the world, the Miss Navajo Nation pageant is of beauty found within oneself, instead of judging outward appearance only.

Mission Statement
In keeping with Navajo culture and tradition, the role of Miss Navajo Nation is to exemplify the essence and characters of First Woman, White Shell Woman and Changing Woman and to display leadership as the Goodwill Ambassador.

Miss Navajo Nation represents womanhood and fulfills the role of “grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister” to the Navajo people; therefore she can speak as a leader, teacher, counselor, advisor and friend. In March 1999, the Branch Chiefs of the Navajo government agreed that tone of the fundamental principals of the Navajo government should be the preservation of the Navajo culture. It shall be the mission of the Office of Miss Navajo Nation to encourage every Navajo to assist in the preservation of Navajo culture and Miss Navajo Nation will represent the importance of Navajo women with respect and honor.

 

Source: Miss Navajo Nation