Reservation youth present art, perform during Native Youth Music Art & Poetry Expo | News

Reservation youth present art, perform during Native Youth Music Art & Poetry Expo | News

Leland & Ne'Ellie Yellowhorse

In the artwork/sewing group for 5th – 6th graders, Leland & Ne’Ellie Yellowhorse location second.

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PABLO — The Tribal Education and learning Office provided an opportunity for tribal member and initially descendant college students in grades five by means of 12 to showcase their abilities and contend for funds prizes of up to $300. Much more than 35 Native youth artists and performers submitted their perform.

On March 16, winners and their submissions were offered at a digital accumulating at the Tribal Council chambers. 

Foreshadow performs

Shadow Devereaux aka Foreshadow performs. As 1 of his long term ventures, he intends to educate young ones how to compose new music from the floor up

Co-host Shadow Devereaux made the Indigenous Youth Audio Artwork & Poetry Expo with the assistance of Michelle Mitchell, TED director.

“I’m hoping to deliver the youngsters here a spot to develop and compete,” Devereaux stated. “Sports are not for absolutely everyone.”

Devereaux needs to emphasize art and poetry since he remembers possessing these types of prospects when he was young, and although infrequent, they were significant in his lifestyle. He wanted to guide in giving the Native youth on the Flathead Reservation an possibility to create, notably due to the fact the surroundings, such as the Reservation, delivers exclusive prospects for creative imagination.

Beading, drawing, sculpture, sewing, portray, drum generating, poetry, and dwell performances with dance or audio have been between the works submitted.

Sixteen kids obtained an award of $300 for initial put, 7 received $200 for next put, and six acquired $100 for third location. One more six obtained honorable mentions and a $50 money reward. Some of the young ones gained much more than $300 by positioning many instances.

Matiya Nenemay and Alishon Kelly

Matiya Nenemay and Alishon Kelly hosted the virtual occasion

The Pete Sisters, Foreshadow, Yvng Vin, Rezboii, and Yamncut done through the function hosted by Alishon Kelly and Matiya Nenemay. 

Since the turnout was substantial and the total result was constructive for everybody involved, they hope it will turn into an once-a-year function with an in-person award exhibit for the adolescents.

Devereaux is effective on a wide range of initiatives about the Reservation, and before long, a six-7 days workshop will be accessible to teach adolescents how to make a song from the floor up as properly as online video manufacturing.

You can look at the event on YouTube at or research for 2022 CSKT Native Youth Audio, Artwork, & Poetry Expo. 

Pete Sisters perform

Pete Sisters perform at the Native Youth Audio, Artwork, and Poetry EXPO. They keep on to investigate for means to bolster the local community by using songs

Very first Location Winners:

Christine Woodcock, Lennie Joseph, Ne’Ellie Yellowhorse, Max Belle, Benjamin Matt, Blue Sky Firststrike, Nizhoni Haynes, Darrin Hewankorn, Haliegh Kennedy, Aaliyah Stewart, Snpaqsin Morigeau, Kai McDonald, Ryanne Ryder, Nate Hewankorn, and Lourasia Weatherwax. 

2nd Place Winners:

Audric Velez, Leland and Ne’Ellie Yellowhorse, Angie Adams, LilyBelle Buffalo, Will Adams, Evan Seylor and Gracie Trahan. 

3rd Put Winners: 

Christine Woodcock, Ne’Ellie Yellowhorse, Toki Einsphar, Annie Adams, Madison Mitchell, and Persistence Matt. 

Honorable Mentions:

Kaidence Pierre, Ne’Ellie Yellowhorse, Clayvid Pierre, Izzy Fyant, Abby Lei, and Lynzia Kenmille. 

Judges: Artie Mendoza, Vincent Bird-Webster, Miranda Burland, Marie Torosian, Shadow Devereaux, Michelle Mitchell, and Patricia Hibbeler.