Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
Blackfoot Indian cowboy Austin Wagner is from Montana and his bull fighting partner at the Indian National Finals Rodeo, Nigel Harvey of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico are our guests today on Word With A Champ. Very talented and modest individuals discuss their participation here at the 43rd annual celebration in the premier event in all Indian rodeo. It is fun to see these individuals excel and listen to what they have to say about their craft.
It is the pinnacle of a sport designed for family participation and development of men and women. Today we report the 43rd Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo that crowned it’s 2018 INFR Champions recently in Las Vegas. It is the second of a three part series of our Wrangler Fall Sports Specials associated with Word With A Champ on Native Voice 1 Radio Network.
So many stories unfolded at the 43rd Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo October 23-27, 2018 in Las Vegas. We have the results and Word With A Champ, Navajo Delvecchio Kaye.
Apsáalooke / Crow Nations Autumn Charges Strong of Montana, who is a very talented horse racing jockey, is our guest on Word With A Champ. The Montana lady has dominated the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council Maidens Races the last four years. Autumn is soft-spoken and defines the word lady, one that will take your money riding the horses that are hauled for her from Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation. We are blessed to have her in our sport and on our show.
Colville Tribes Ashlee Abrahamsson of Washington is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. Ashley’s Indian relay horse racing team won the world at the Championship of Champions Indian relay horse racing event recently in Walla Walla, Washington. A sharp young lady discusses the efforts that paid off in route to their success.
Ogallala Lakota, Calvin Ghostbear is our guest today on Word With A Champ. Calvin is the president of the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council that recently hosted the Championship of Champions in Walla Walla, Washington. Calvin discusses the successful event and the potential of Indian relay horse racing and the families involved.
Colville Tribes Matthew Pakootas, A 19-year-old jockey from Washington, is our guest today on the Word With A Champ. Matthew and his team North West Express recently won a $30,000.00 world championship race in Indian relay horse racing. We visit with Matthew about his sweet victory at the Championship of Champions hosted by the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council in Walla Walla, Washington.
The Horse Nations Indian Relay Council, Championship of Champions concluded September 23, 2018 crowning a Washington team from the great Colville tribe called NW express as the world champions. Over 13 tribes from Canada and the United States were represented. $30,000 was paid out in three laps for the championship race. Today we have results and a short interview with Ashley Abrahamsson.
The Horse Nations Indian Relay Council, 2018 Championship of Champions enjoyed big crowds for the second of the three day event in Walla Walla, Washington. Friday and Saturday were qualifying races in the seven relay heat races, maidens, chiefs and warriors racing for championship Sunday afternoon. Over $50,000 in prize money will be distributed among the winners in each of the categories. We make history in Washington this week as it is the largest gathering of Indian relay horse race teams from the great horse nations with 38 in contention for the championship representing 13 tribes from the First Nations of Canada and American Indian tribal affiliations.
The 4th Annual Horse Nations Indian Relay Council, Championship of Champions, first performance concluded last night in Walla Walla Washington. An enthusiastic audience enjoyed Americas first extreme sport, that included nine teams from the First Nations of Canada, made history having the largest gathering in the history of the sport, with 38 Indian relay teams. We visit with Ashlee Abrahamsson from a winning team about this years competition.