Two local Native American women - Jewel Honga of Peach Springs (top) and Shaundeen Bear of Kingman - will compete at the Miss Indian World Competition in Albuquerque, N.M., on April 28-30 at the 33rd Annual Gathering of Nations powwow.
At the competition, 24 Native American women representing their tribes and traditions compete in the areas of cultural tribal knowledge, dancing ability, public speaking and personality assessment.
If either are crowned Miss Indian World, they will travel to other native and indigenous communities throughout the world on behalf of the powwow.
Tickets to the Gathering of Nations powwow are $18 per day or $36 for a two-day pass and can be purchased at the door of the Albuquerque Convention Center's Kiva Auditorium.
You can also follow the Miss Indian World Pageant on Twitter: @MissIndianWorld.