The 2021 Honor Our Legacy Trend Present was held at Northern Winz Resort and On line casino Friday, that includes the work of Native American trend designers and artists.
The present featured fashions displaying garments designed by Elias Not Afraid, JG Indie, and Sage Mountainflower, all well-known Native American trend designers who attended the occasion.
The present held raffles, performed music and was typically meant to be an upbeat affair, but it surely was not with out solemn moments as properly with Grasp of Ceremonies Russell Standing Rock main a prayer.
He mentioned it has been a tricky 12 months for Rocky Boy as a group and for himself and he is glad to see folks again collectively once more, however many locally at the moment are in mourning for folks younger and outdated who’ve died.
“It has been a tricky 12 months for all of us,” he mentioned.
The present additionally hosted a musical efficiency by Native American Hip Hop Artist Nataanii Means, together with particular visitor Antoine, a well known determine within the Spherical Dance group and himself a musical artist.
Means mentioned he makes music about issues he noticed rising up, his experiences fighting sobriety, and just lately how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected him and the folks he is aware of.
He mentioned he is had the chance to journey everywhere in the nation and the world, together with to locations the place folks know little or no about his folks, locations the place Native People are considered by way of stereotypes which he is loved breaking for folks.
The present was held in partnership with the Rocky Boy Well being Heart’s annual EuroJournal Honest which preceded the present, holding raffles of its personal. Whereas that is the primary time the annual occasions have been held in conjunction, neither have been held final 12 months because of the pandemic.
Rocky Boy Well being Heart Diabetes Prevention Coordinator Terrie Stump, the honest’s major organizer, mentioned the honest might help join girls with varied organizations and providers locally, offering info and sources for every little thing from behavioral well being to senior care.
Stump mentioned the occasion has been happening for a number of years with attendance rising steadily.
She mentioned she suspects that attendance can be down this 12 months because of the ongoing pandemic, however she thinks their partnership with the style present will elevate folks’s spirits.
“It is a evening for them to take pleasure in themselves,” she mentioned.
Earlier than the style present began a trio of presenters from the well being care group spoke to the gang about a lot of points that have an effect on girls locally.
Rocky Boy Well being Heart Well being and Wellness Director Jackie Houle inspired attendees to schedule exams for cervical and breast cancers, that are a lot simpler to struggle when detected early.
Houle mentioned the middle has employees that may schedule folks’s exams and could be reached at 406-395-1655.
She mentioned the state’s Breast and Cervical Well being Program can present exams and providers to lower-income folks in the event that they want it.
She additionally talked concerning the heart’s plans to placed on an Elders’ Well being Honest within the close to future and instructed folks to be looking out for extra info.
Diabetes Program Director Lisa Scheresky O’Neil talked about how taking good care of oneself is not simply good for them, however for everybody round them.
O’Neil mentioned when folks damage themselves by not sustaining their well being, it hurts the folks round them that depend on them, and the individuals who care about them and wish them to be round and wholesome for so long as attainable.
She mentioned that is very true for girls, who are sometimes the pillars of their household and caretakers of youngsters.
Nurse Practitioner Tami Ralston additionally spoke concerning the significance of nutritional vitamins and holistic drugs, which she mentioned ought to act as a companion to conventional pharmacological drugs, not a alternative.
Organizers for the mixed occasion indicated that it appears to have been a profitable partnership, with Stump saying Gaming Commissioner Rebekah Jarvey, who was the first organizer of the style present, has been nice to work with, and thanked the many individuals it took to make the occasion occur.
Earlier than the occasion Jarvey, who Northern Winz Basic Supervisor Jazz Parker mentioned is turning into increasingly well-known within the trend world herself, mentioned she’s pleased to have been in a position to associate with the well being honest and thanked them for his or her work.
She mentioned she thinks showcasing the work of Native American artists is vital and talked about her grandmother’s beadwork, an artwork she mentioned is turning into much less and fewer widespread.
She mentioned traditions like this must be celebrated and guarded, which is a motivator for her in the case of occasions like this.
Parker thanked Jarvey and Stump for setting every little thing up and mentioned he hopes for this to be an annual occasion.
Standing Rock gave because of all of them in addition to the occasion’s sponsors TANF, Billy RunningFisher with EagleChild Consulting, Stone Little one School Extension, Rocky Boy Wellness Coalition, Tobacco Prevention, Diabetes Prevention and the Diabetes Program.
He additionally thanked Montana Cree for offering music, and veterans Chauncey Parker and John Gardipee for all the time offering colour guard to occasions like this.
Jarvey mentioned she thinks the occasion went very well over all, having caught to its schedule and drawn in a crowd of round 200 folks.
She mentioned they have been ready for as much as 300 however 200 was about what she anticipated, contemplating how many individuals are quarantined.
She mentioned she was glad to have the ability to placed on an occasion like this contemplating what the group goes by way of and he or she thanked Northern Winz for the lodging to individuals.
Jarvey mentioned she thinks the partnership with the well being honest was profitable and he or she likes what they dropped at the occasion.