Open Indian Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair 2015

Open Indian Rodeo

Open Indian Rodeo  September 6-13 2015

Dean C. Jackson Memorial Rodeo Arena – Window Rock, AZ

Event  Schedule

Tuesday September 8, 2014 Slack 8am

Wednesday September 9, 2014 Slack  8am

Thursday September 10, 1st Performance 7 pm

Friday September 11, 2nd Performance 7 pm

Saturday September 12,  3rd Performance 1 pm

Sunday September 12 Final Performance / Final Four 12 pm

Entries for the o, has been EXTENDED to 6pm, August 21, 2015.

rodeo

Entry form available at link below:

Open Indian Rodeo Entry Form

Or at Navajo Nation Fair office – Window Rock, AZ

Website: http://www.navajonationfair.com/

For more information – 928.871.7833 or 7067

MAIL-IN ENTRIES ONLY! NO WALK-INS.

Fees $200.00 + 25.00 Admin Fee.

Added Money $6,000.00/Event; Ladies TR – $3,000.00.

NO CASH ACCEPTED. ENTRY FEE WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IN MONEY ORDER OR CASHIERS CHECK  PAYABLE TO: NAVAJO NATION.

MAIL ENTRY FORM TO:

Navajo Parks & Recreation Special Events Section P.O. Box 2520 Window Rock,AZ

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2015

 open rodeo

Flyer courtesy of Navajo Nation Special Events Section

Navajo Nation Fair History

The Navajo Nation Fair

The Navajo Nation Fair 

Your Cultural Connection

By Roberta John

WINDOW ROCK, AZ. – Whispering canyon walls….towering rock formations….picturesque mountains….relaxing lakes and rivers….crisp clear blue skies….wide open spaces….the earthly scent of cedar, sage and juniper after a light sprinkle of mother rain….this is Navajoland….a myriad of awesome scenery and where freedom reigns supreme.

Every year more than two million people from throughout the world take a sabbatical to see Mother Nature’s timeless creation here within the four sacred mountains of the Navajo Nation.

Most domestic visitors come from Arizona, California and Texas while international visitors primarily come from Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Canada.  Interestingly, many tourists come back for a second visit.

However, the treasure and true beauty of the Navajo Nation are the Navajo people and their unique heritage.  And the ultimate reward is having a conversation with a Navajo who can enrich your knowledge of the Dine’ – the People.

To liven up your pace and if you desire to feed your inner soul….make a cultural connection and get a taste of Navajo culture this September.

Mark your calendar and embrace some old west nostalgia and rustic charm….Navajo style.

Come and experience the premier social event of the year and celebrate the vibrant spirit of the Navajo people at the Navajo Nation Fair, which is “The Largest American Indian Fair in North America.”

This coveted and prestigious celebration is also known as the Grand Daddy of all Tribal Fairs and for that matter all American Indian festivals in the country.

The week-long colorful event showcases the legacy and hallmark of the Navajo people.  It is a fashionable ensemble of Navajo authenticity accentuated with a little chic.  See a visual symphony of elegant art, sizzling indigenous Navajo cuisine, traditional Navajo attire, perfectly poised beautiful Navajo queens, mesmerizing Navajo entertainers, soul-soothing music, a traditional Navajo song and dance and top caliber Indian rodeo competition.

There’s no shortage of fun….just a wealth of options and a silhouette of artistic Navajo beauty.

Nestled in northeast Arizona, the Navajo Nation Fair will be held on September 1-7, 2014 in the Navajo Nation capital.  The theme for the68th Annual Navajo Nation Fair is “Promoting Family Values Through Culture and Tradition.”

Literally thousands of people from throughout the world get enthralled with a cascade of excitement and prepare for the Navajo Nation Fair…whether it’s to be there just to enjoy the fair or to participate in one of many events.

Back in the day, the Navajo Nation Fair began as a small gathering.

Unbeknownst to many, the very first Navajo Nation Fair was the brainchild of a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) employee, according to Historian Martin Link.

“The Assistant to the BIA General Superintendent John McPhee came up with the idea of a Navajo Fair as an opportunity for Navajos to gather together for a couple of days to socialize, compare each other’s harvest, have something positive and enjoyable to do rather than just dealing with the Depression, stock reduction, unemployment and having their kids hauled off to boarding school,” Link explained.  “He and other BIA workers assembled a kind of crude fairgrounds just southeast of Window Rock and invited everyone to the party.   Surprisingly enough, a lot of Navajos came and seemed to enjoy it.”

The Navajo Nation Fair was held under the supervision of the BIA in 1937-1941.  Link said in the late fall and early summer of 1937-38, McPhee was authorized to recruit a number of Navajos into the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to create a fairground.  Some abandoned buildings from a former Crystal CCC camp was disassembled to build exhibit halls, offices and living quarters at the fairgrounds. Link said the only building that still exists from this effort was the CCC Mess Hall, which has served as an exhibit hall, Arts and Crafts Guild and tribal museum.

Link said on September 15, 1938, the Navajo Tribal Council passed a resolution which stated, “The Navajo Tribal Council recognizes the educational benefits accruing to the tribe through the exhibits and demonstrations to be held in connection with the Navajo Tribal Fair and the Navajo Tribal Council believes this fair will encourage friendly competition between the members of the tribe to better their economic status and will stimulate a greater interest in livestock improvement and management, and finally the Navajo Tribal Council believes that this fair will assist in creating a better understanding of government and Navajo problems and that it will promote inter-tribal relations.”  The resolution was signed by Navajo Chairman Henry Taliman.

The very first Navajo Fair did not have much funds, but organizers did have such events as a chicken pull, Indian rodeo, horse racing and foot races.  The grandstand, which still stands today, was built in 1938.  The very first Miss Navajo contest was held in 1957 – the first queen was Emmo Louise Anderson.  The Sports Center, formerly called the Civic Center was built in 1958.  It was initially built as an exhibit hall for the fair.

The Navajo fairs were held under the BIA supervision from 1937-41 then it was discontinued during World War II.  It began again in 1946 under the direction of McPhee.  In 1952, the BIA turned over the fairgrounds area to the Navajo Nation, formerly called Navajo Tribe.  That year, Peter Yazza served as the first Chairman of the Navajo Fair Commission.

Link noted McPhee worked for the tribal chairman and still assisted along with a Hopi named Victor Sakiestewa who was hired as the fairgrounds superintendent.

Moving forward, the Navajo Nation Fair attracts people from all parts of the world including tribes from the U.S. and Canada.  Fair organizers try to incorporate echoes of early Navajo history and modern-day events and activities such as a fry bread contest to wild horse racing to a parade filled with pageantry.

To complete your unfinished symphony and to add a hint of sparkle to your year of adventure, create your own Navajo cultural memoir this September.

For more information about the Navajo Nation Fair, call the Special Events Office at (928) 871-6478 or log onto their website at www.navajonationfair.com

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2014

Miss Navajo Nation 2014-2015

McKeon Dempsey

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Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Results

Miss Navajo Nation 2014-2015 is McKeon Dempsey
1st runner up is Shannon Gorman
2nd runner up – Rhonda Joe – and Miss photogenic award winner.
1st Honorable Mention and Miss Congeniality award – Kolty Tso
2nd Honorable Mention – Pharra Mailboy
3rd honorable mention – Ann Marie Salt

 

Miss Navajo Nation Contestants

2014 Miss Navajo Nation Pageant schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 3
8 a.m. Butchering/bread making competition, Navajo Nation Fairgrounds

Thursday, Sept. 4 at Navajo Arts & Crafts tent.
9 a.m. – Contemporary skills and talent competition
2 p.m. – Traditional skills and talent competition

Friday, Sept. 5 – (closed to public)
9 a.m. – Navajo interview panel judging

1 p.m. – Miss Navajo Nation contestants “meet & greet” at Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise in Window Rock

Saturday, Sept. 6
8 a.m. – Navajo Nation parade
6 p.m. – Coronation of Miss Navajo Nation 2014-15, Navajo Arts & Crafts

Sunday, Sept. 7 – Navajo Arts & Crafts
9 a.m. – Brunch (induction of Natasha Hardy, Miss Navajo Nation 2013-14)

Miss Navajo Nation Contestants

 

Contestant #1 - Koltey Tso

Contestant #1 – Koltey Tso
Age: 21 years old
Chapter: Cove, Arizona
Agency: Northern

Contestant #2 - Ann Marie Salt

Contestant #2 – Ann Marie Salt
Age: 24 years old
Chapter: Kayenta, Arizona
Agency: Western

Contestant #3 - Farrah Mailboy

Contestant #3 – Farrah Mailboy
Age: 24 years old
Chapter: Lukachukai, Arizona
Agency: Central

Contestant #4 - Shannon Gorman

Contestant #4 – Shannon Gorman
Age: 22 years old
Chapter: Chinle, Arizona
Agency: Central

Contestant #5 - Mckeon Dempsey

Contestant #5 – Mckeon Dempsey
Age: 24 years old
Chapter: Oaksprings, Arizona
Agency: Fort Defiance

Contestant #6 - Ronda Joe 2

Contestant #6 – Ronda Joe
Age: 20 years old
Chapter: Rock Point, Arizona
Agency: Central

 

Miss Navajo Nation Contestants-1

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Events

Butchering/Bread Making Competition
Traditional Skills & Talent Competition
Contemporary Skills & Talent Competition
Evening Gown Competition
Coronation of Miss Navajo Nation

Eligibility Requirements

• Must be an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation with a tribal census number.
• Must be 18 to 25 years of age, never married and with no children.
• Must be knowledgeable in Navajo Culture, History, Values, and Traditions.
• Must speak fluent Navajo and English.
• Previous Miss Navajo Nations are not eligible.
• Must not be holding an active crown or title during pageant events.
• More information contact OMNN (928) 871-6379

Source:
Office of Miss Navajo Nation
P.O Box 2860 Window Rock, AZ 86515
Office: (928) 871- 6379 • Fax: (928) 871- 6385 fax
e-mail: lat69@nau.edu

Navajo Nation Fair Information

 

 

Nizhoni Fine Arts Competition Winners 2013

Arts Competition Winners at the  Navajo Nation Fair 2013

Best Of Show Raymond Chee Sr

Best Of Show Raymond Chee Sr

Official Winners List

 

CATERGORIES

AWARD

NAME

SPECIAL CATEGORIES

BEST OF SHOW

RAYMOND CHEE SR

PRESIDENT’S CHOICE AWARD

DUWAYNE CHEE SR

VICE-PRESIDENT’S CHOICE AWARD

MARGIE BEGAY

LEGENDARY AWARD

JAKE LIVINGSTON

HORIZON AWARD

DOUGLAS YAZZIE

PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS & GRAPHICS

1ST

SHELDON HARVEY

2ND

JAMES KING

HONORABLE MENTION

JOHNSON YAZZIE

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

IRVING BAHE

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

DOUGLAS YAZZIE

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JAMES KING

PHOTOGRAPHY

1ST

JAYMES BEGAYE

2ND

CRYSTAL ASHIKE

HONORABLE MENTION

CHEE PAUL JR

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JEWELRY

1ST

FRITZ J CASUSE

2ND

BRYON YELLOWHORSE

HONORABLE MENTION

LESTER JAMES

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

ERNEST BENALLY

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

LEANDER BEGAY

BASKETRY

1ST

LORRAINE BLACK

2ND

HONORABLE MENTION

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

POTTERY

1ST

NANCY ANN YAZZIE

2ND

IDA  SAHMIE

HONORABLE MENTION

CECELIA MEKELVEX

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

LORRAINE YAZZIE

FIBER ARTS

1ST

ETTA C PEACOCK

2ND

CHARLENE LAUGHING

AMY N BEGAY

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

ALICE THOMPSON

SCULPTURE

1ST

RAYMOND CHEE SR

2ND

SEAN BENALLY

HONORABLE MENTION

OLIN BEGAY

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

CECIL MILES

DIVERSE ARTS

1ST

SUSAN HUDSON

2ND

ATSATSA’ ANTONIO

HONORABLE MENTION

LEONARD GENE

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

WANESIA MISQUADACE

CUTURAL ARTS

1ST

JT WILLIE

2ND

PETERSON YAZZIE

HONORABLE MENTION

SHAWANA GOODLUCK

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JUDY BECENTI

YOUTH 2D

1ST

AARON YAZZIE JR

2ND

CRISTOFF KEYONNIE

3RD

MYRON DENETCLAW

1

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

KAITLYN HASKIE

2

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

OLATHE ANTONIO

3

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

OLATHE ANTONIO

4

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JONATHAN ARTHUR

5

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

DAKOTA SKYE

6

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

AUSTIN ROANHORSE

7

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

LEMUEL BEGAY

8

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

CHANCE WILLIE

9

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

QUANAH JOHN

10

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

ASHER SLOAN

11

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

LIANA KIRK

YOUTH 3D

1ST

AMBER LAUGHING

2ND

JULES CLAW-BEAUVIAS

HONORABLE MENTION

TAMARA DICK

3RD

RAVEN YAZZIE ROY

1

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JACQUELINE YAZZIE

2

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JACQUELINE YAZZIE

3

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JACQUELINE YAZZIE

4

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

BEN HASKIE

5

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

CORI CHAVEZ

6

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

LEONARDO LAMARR

7

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JOHN SKYE

8

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

RICQUELLE THOMAS

9

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JEREMIAL ESQUIBEL

10

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

SHAYNELLE JOHN

11

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

NAOMI SKYE

CHILDREN 2D

1ST

ALYSSIA BAHE

2ND

NEVEAH M PLATERIO

3RD

SHAUNDINA YAZIIE

HONORABLE MENTION

SABASTIAN JOE BROWN

1

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

VALERIANO BEGAY

2

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

MOSGAADACE CASUSE

3

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

CRYSTAL SKYE

4

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JACELYN DECHILLY

5

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

RORY LAMARR

6

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

RAYNE CLAW

7

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

RAYNE CLAW

8

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

AMEERA SLOAN

9

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

MIA A BACA

10

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

MYA R SLEUTH

11

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

MARY HELEN BROWN

CHILDREN 3D

1ST

ELLE CLAW

2ND

BRAYDEN YELLOWHORSE

HONORABLE MENTION

WAKIYA P. YAZZIE

3RD

TIANNA THOMAS

HONORABLE MENTION

CALEB C. YAZZIE

1

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

HUNTER HAWK ROY

2

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

DAKOTA GRACE ROY

3

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

SPARROWHAWK JONES

4

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

MORAES YAZZIE

5

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

SHANDIIN KRUGER

6

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JASMINE BECENTI

7

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

JASMINE BECENTI

8

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

TIANNA THOMAS

9

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

MOSGAADACE CASUSE

10

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

WAYDE JOHN

SENIOR 2D

IST

WALLACE BEN

2ND

MONA LAUGHING

1

HONORABLE MENTION

EDDIE TSOSIE

SENIOR 3D

IST PLACE

LEONARD HASKIE

2ND

EUGENE DAVID SR

1

HONORABLE MENTION

EUGENE CRAWFORD JR

2nd Place Painting by James King

 Painting by James King

More Photos Click Here

Powwow – Navajo Nation Fair

September 6 at 5:00 pm until September 8 at 6:00 pm

64th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture

Event Coordinator: Erny 928.380.0771 & Darrell Tso 928.292.0160

Northern Host: Hail Creek , Taos, NM
Southern Host: Yellow Jacket Ignacio, Colo.
Navajo Honored Host: Sun Eagle Farmington, NM

MC : Otis Half Moon, Espanola, NM

Head Man: Brian Curley, Albuquerque, NM
Head Lady: Anecita Hernandez, Shonto, Ariz.

Arena Director: Everette White Kamloops, BC, Canada
Head Gourd Dancer: Leonard Anthony White Eagle Gourd Society, Shiprock NM.

Head Gourd Singer: Ron Tso, Chinle, Ariz.
Gourd MC: Mike Salabiye Gallup, NM.
Head Dance Judge: Larry White, Plummer, ID
Head Drum Judge: Kelly Grant , Macy, NE
Tabulator: Patsy Grant, Pinehill, NM

All Adult Categories, $800, $600, $400, $200, $100
All Teen Categories, $500, $300, $200
All Junior Categories $300, $200, $100

Drum Contest Northern/Southern Split.
$3,000, $2,000, $1,500, $1,000 and $500 split.

Special Contests:
Presidential Men’s Northern Traditional “In Honor of President Shelly’s War Bonnet” 6 places $1500, $1200, $1000, $800, $600, $400, (3) $200
Men’s Southern Straight Special sponsored by Head Man Dancer Brian Curley
Women’s Fancy sponsored by Head Lady Anecita Hernandez

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
5 p.m. -8 pm Gourd Dance
8 p.m. Grand Entry

Saturday, Sept 7, 2013
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Gourd Dance
6 p.m. Grand Entry

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Gourd Dance
1 p.m. Grand Entry

Entry form available at www.Navajonationfair.com or at the Navajo Nation Fair Office.
In Gorman Hall next to the DCJM rodeo arena

Navajo Parks and Recreation Special Events Section
Telephone 928.871.6647 – Fax 928.871.6637
Highway 264 Building 36–A
PO Box 2 370, Window Rock, AZ 86515

The Navajo Nation and the Navajo Navajo Special Events Section will not be responsible for any loss due to accidents, theft, bodily injury, personal injury, and including loss of property. Events subject to cancellation or change.

 

 

Navajo Nation Fair Wild Horse Race

September 5 at 7:00 pm until September 7 at 3:00 pm

Wild Horse Race

Wild Horse Race Coordinated by the Navajo Nation Fair Office. Call 928-871-6478 for more information and to enter.

Event Schedule
Thursday, September 5.
7 PM Round 1

Friday, September 6.
7 PM Round 2

Saturday, September 7.
3 PM Finals.

Event Coordinator.
Ernie Ozzie.
928-797-0074

Admission
Included In The Rodeo Admission.

$10,000 Added Money.
350 Entry Fee Per Team Limited To 16 Teams.
Ports: Awards: Cash Awards With Buckles.

Entry Open: 7/15/13
Entry Close: 8/15/13

Money Orders Only. Payable to The Navajo Nation.
Mail To: Navajo Parks And Recreation Special Events Selection.
P.O. Box 2 370, Window Rock, AZ 86515

Entry form available at www.Navajonationfair.com or at the Navajo Nation Fair Office.
In Gorman Hall next to the DCJM rodeo arena

 

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2014

Open Indian Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair 2014

Extreme Bull Riding at Navajo Nation Fair

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2014

Navajo Nation Fair Concerts

Navajo Parks and Recreation Special Events Section
Telephone 928.871.6647 – Fax 928.871.6637
Highway 264 Building 36–A
P.O. Box 2 370, Window Rock, AZ 86515

New Events Added to 2013 Navajo Nation Fair

Frazier Carnival Freak Out ride

by Roberta John
WINDOW ROCK, AZ – A million dollar ride.
That’s a new event that will be added to this year’s Frazier Carnival during the Navajo Nation Fair here in the Navajo Nation capital.

According to Owner Steve Broetsky, the new ride is called Freak Out, which was invented in the Netherlands – it took almost two years to make and it cost approximately one million dollars to make. Broetsky explained there are only two dozen Freak Out rides in the world.

“We’re very excited to bring Freak Out to the Navajo Nation,” Broetsky said. “Freak Out will make its premier during the Navajo Nation Fair.”

The Navajo Nation Fair will be held September 2-8th. Frazier Carnival will begin its rides on Wednesday, September 4th and end at 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 8th.

Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department Manager Martin L. Begaye said “We’re trying to add new events, attractions and activities to make the Navajo Nation Fair a week full of adventure and fun for the entire family. We hope individuals who enjoy carnivals will enjoy Frazier’s new ride and we pray for everyone’s safety at the carnival and at the entire Navajo Nation Fair.”

Unlike previous years, Begaye said there will be three straight days of concerts and fireworks. Moreover, the public will have a chance to win a horse trailer or win $1,000 or $5,000. Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 to give fairgoers a chance to win $1,000 on September 4-7th and a chance to win $5,000 on September 8th. Individuals must be at the Indian rodeo in order to win the cash give away.

Begaye said in year’s past, “The only way a person could win anything is if he or she was entered as a contestant or participant. However, this year’s fair will be an opportunity for anyone to become a winner.”

Navajo Nation Fair Manager Genevieve Tsouhlarkis echoed Begaye’s comments, and noted, “I would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy the Navajo Nation Fair. We have an action-pack week of events and activities. The Navajo Nation Fair is the grand daddy of all tribal fairs and it is the premier Native American festival in North America. This is how we show our appreciation to the Navajo people and how we showcase our cultural pride and beauty to the world.”
No matter what genre you enjoy, the Navajo Nation Fair is the ideal place to experience Navajo culture. Some of the Navajo Nation Fair highlights will include an Indian rodeo for the young and seniors, roping, a wild horse race, song and dance, pow wow, a arts and crafts competition, a free barbecue, concerts, fireworks, a golf tournament, a fry bread contest, a parade, a half marathon, a livestock show, a hot air balloon night glow, a baby contest and much more.

For more information about the Navajo Nation Fair, contact the special events staff at (928) 871-6478 or via the internet at www.navajonationfair.com

Nizhoni Arts Market – Navajo Nation Fair 2013

September 5-8, 2013

Nizhoni Arts Market - Navajo Nation Fair 2013

Our mission is to achieve Hózhó through contemporary and traditional exhibits, program, tours; to promote our Diné culture, language, history and sovereignty.

ARTIST VENDOR INFORMATION
Clarenda Begay, Coordinator
Cell # (928) 592-2813

Welcome to the 3nd Annual Nizhoni Arts Market at the Navajo Nation Fair. The Nizhoni Arts Market to Feature “World Class” Authentic Arts by Renowned and Up & Coming Navajo Artisans.

Gorman Hall: Indoor set-up on Thursday, September 5, 2012, from 8:00 am. to 10:00 am

Early Booth Registration: 10×10’ booth space with 1 – 6’ x 2’ ½” table and 2 chairs. Early Booth Registration fee $250.00 through August 28, 2013, thereafter the booth fee is $300.00 till the booths are filled. Vendors are responsible for reporting sales tax (4%) to the Navajo Nation Tax Commission for further information call (928) 871-6681.

Market Hours:
Thursday, September 5, 2013 – 10:00 to 8:00 pm
Friday, September 6, 2013 – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 7, 2012 – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 8, 2012 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sharing of Booth: Optional! You are allowed to share a booth with one other artist. Return the Sharing Artist’s Application with Your Application.
Payment: Artist Mail Application and Money Order to (ABSOLUTELY NO Personal Checks will be Accepted)

Navajo Nation Museum
ATTN: NAM/Clarenda Begay
P.O. Box 1840,
Window Rock, Arizona 86515

Ms. Begay may also be contacted by email at Clarenda@navajonationmuseum.org or by cell at (928) 592-2813.

A receipt will be issued when payment is received.

Media: The Navajo Nation Museum advertises the market In the Native Peoples magazine, as well as local newspapers and radio stations. The museum staff has distributed information at the Heard Market and will have a non-profit booth at the Santa Fe Indian Market in August to promote the market.

Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds due to cancellations for any reason. The NAM Coordinator reserves the right to reassign artist booth for the best interest of the NNM Nizhoni Arts Market due to artist cancellations or no-shows.

Proof of Tribal Verification: All artists are required to provide proof of identification to include Certification of Indian Blood (CIB) and Drivers License for age division.

Security: Security to be available at Gorman Hall beginning August 30th through September 9th.

Navajo Nation Fair Native Extreme Bull Riding

Tuesday, September 3, 2003  8 PM

DCJ Memorial Arena.

Extreme Bull Riding

Event Schedule.
Tuesday, September 2nd 8:00 PM
Wooly Riding – 6 & Under
1st Go – Native Bull Riding.

Intermission.

Junior Bull Riding – 15 & under
Native Bull Riding. –Top 10

Event coordinator.
Scott Tom
928-871-7936.

Admission
$12 Adult.
$6 Child and Senior.
5 In and under free

5,000 Added money in Native Bull Riding.
Top 10 Championship round in Native Bull Riding.

Native extreme bull riding.
Holy riding six and under.
Junior bull riding 15 and under.
Native bull riding.

Entry Fees were only be accepted in money order cast years check payable to Navajo Nation.
Mail to Navajo Parks and Recreation Special Events Section, Attention: Scott Tom
PO Box 2 370 Window Rock, AZ 86515

Entry Open: 7/15/13 – Entry Close: 8/15/13 with post mark by 8/15/13
Walk-in entries: 8/29/13 Navajo Nation Fair Office next to Gorman Hall.

Entry form available at www.Navajonationfair.com or at the Navajo Nation Fair Office.
In Gorman Hall next to the DCJM rodeo arena

Navajo Parks and Recreation Special Events Section
Telephone 928.871.6647 – Fax 928.871.6637
Highway 264 Building 36–A
PO Box 2 370, Window Rock, AZ 86515

The Navajo Nation and the Navajo Navajo Special Events Section will not be responsible for any loss due to accidents, theft, bodily injury, personal injury, and including loss of property. Events subject to cancellation or change.

Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest 2013

September 2, 2013 9:00 AM • Window Rock, AZ

Event Coordinator, Sunshine Sonlatsa, 505-567-0398

Navajo Baby Contest Winners 2013

26 to 36 months Male Winners Amir Woodie

26 to 36 months Male Winners Amir Woodie

0 to 6 months
Female Winners
1st Place – Karianne Storm Begay
2nd Place –  Zoey A Chee.
3rd Place – Kaitlyn Bailey Brown

Male Winners
1st Place – Kellen Jacob Yellow hair
2nd Place – Tehae Fulgham
3rd Place – No Entry

26 to 36 months Female Winner Noahana Hallwood

26 to 36 months Female Winner Noahana Hallwood

7 to 12 months
Female Winners
1st Place – Lorianne Halwood
2nd Place – Tasheena Rose John
3rd Place – Michonne Hunter Deal

Male Winners
1st Place – Robert Shy John
2nd Place – Miles Abeyta
3rd Place – Koi Keith

13 to 24 months Female Winner Jessica Montoya

13 to 24 months Female Winner Jessica Montoya

13 to 24 months
Female Winners
1st Place – Jessica Montoya
2nd Place – Kylen Perci Smith
3rd Place – Kaydence Lynch

13 to 24 months Male Winner Demari Yazzie

 

13 to 24 months Male Winner Demari Yazzie

Male Winners
1st Place – Demari Yazzie
2nd Place – Nicholas Cousens
3rd Place – Casey Joe Morris

26 to 36 months
Female Winners
1st Place – Noahana Hallwood
2nd Place – Kyla Bissie
3rd Place – Xemira Erin Oliver

Male Winners
1st Place – Amir Woodie
2nd Place – Westlyne Lane Begay
3rd Place – DeMarcus Uentillie

Source:

Event Coordinator, Sunshine Sonlatsa, 505-567-0398

More Navajo Baby Contest 2013 Photos Here

 


 

NAVAJO NATION FAIR BABY CONTEST

RULES AND GUIDELINES

September 2, 2013 • Window Rock, AZ

Applications For the 67th Annual Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest will be accepted until August 30, 2013 @ 5:00pm for Walk-In entries. Postmarked entries on/before August

27, 2012 for mail-in entries at the address mentioned above. NO applications will be considered if received after the specified dates and times under any circumstances.

 

**The Navajo Nation Fair Office & Coordinators are NOT responsible for any delays or non-receipt of applications on any account and for any reason whatsoever.**

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT EACH OF THE FOLLOWING WHEN ENTRY IS BEING SUBMITTED IN ONE PACKET:

  • 67th Annual Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest entry/waiver form
  • A copy of original birth certificate and the certificate of Indian blood
  • A recent 5” x 7” photograph of the child
  • NO FAX OR EMAIL COPIES OF ENTRY FORMS AND/OR AGE VERIFYING DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
  • $30.00 – NON REFUNDABLE Registration Fee Payable to: Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest
  •  (Must be paid Money Order/Cashier Checks)

ENTRY FORM AND ATTACHMENTS MAY BE MAILED TO:

Special Events Section, PO BOX 2370, Window Rock, AZ 86515

Walk-in entries will be held at the Navajo Nation Fair Office in Gorman Hall on the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds.

ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY RETURNED BY THE 67TH ANNUAL NAVAJO NATION FAIR BABY CONTEST COMMITTEE

AGE: Age Division are 0-6 months; 7-12 months; 13-24 months; 25-36 months, females and males divisions. Contestants will compete in their age category on the day of the competition BUT can be no older than 36 months by cut-off date of September 2, 2012. Babies will compete in Traditional outfits. There are 4 age Divisions; however, if less than 6 in a division, the division will be combined accordingly. Babies 0-12 months MUST be carried on stage by a responsible adult. Applicants must be one-quarter (1/4) Navajo blood quantum.

TALENT: Talent must be under 3 minutes 10 seconds. You will turn in your CD at check-in. Make sure your talent number is the only one on the CD or the first one on the

CD. Props for the talent show will be allowed only for 13-24 months and 25-36 months categories.

PHOTOGENIC: Pictures should be no larger than 8” x 10”. You may submit black & white of color AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.

SPORTSMANSHIP RULES: Any contestants/parents gossiping, degrading or bad mouthing their child/contest/other contestants/parents, choreographer(s), the contest, staff or judges will be given a verbal warning. If the behavior continues they will be withdrawn from the competition, in the presence of other contestants/parents. NO REFUND OF ENTRY FEE WILL BE GIVEN. NO EXCEPTIONS!! Any showing of unsportsmanlike conducts will NOT be tolerated. All contestants will follow rules and listen to the director and/or staffs members.