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Miss Native American USA to exhibit work

Miss Native American USA to exhibit work

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports

The Wind River Hotel and Casino will display the art of Miss Native American USA Sarah Ortegon throughout the spring.

Ortegon will open her exhibit with a reception at 5 p.m. March 3 in the hotel lobby. The show will be on display until the end of May in the Northern Arapaho Experience Cultural Room.

Ortegon also will visit schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation to discuss her art and journey.

In 2013, Ortegon accepted the MNAUSA title in Tempe, Ariz., where she competed against nine other American Indian contestants from across the country. She is from Denver and is a member of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes.

Last year, Ortegon graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Ortegon has traveled to Eastern Europe with the dance group Native Pride Dancers and has performed for communities in the Republic of Moldova.

Promoting alcohol abuse awareness and healthy living in Indian Country is important to Ortegon, and she plans to use her platform and love of art to spread her message. Last year, she also opened an art exhibit in Denver on the Metropolitan State University campus.

For more information, visit windriverhotelcasino.com.

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