“Our mission is to provide, promote and preserve the advancement of Professional Indian Rodeo by empowering families, youth and communities through positive role modeling, educational opportunities, competition, culture and tradition.”
23 - 27 October 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
Founded in 1976, the Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR), sanctions almost 700 rodeos a year. Throughout the year, the INFR gives competitors the chance to win over one million dollars, and the chance to be crowned World Champion in Las Vegas. The INFR brings tribes from all over North America together, to take part in The Parade of Nations, and crown a world champion for each event. In 2018 Troy Tuni was runner-up to take the bull riding title. We’ll be following his progress throughout the year, to see him ride again in Las Vegas in 2019.
Native Americans have relied upon costume, art, and totems to distinguish themselves from European-dominated culture of the modern United States. Flags can be seen as a tool to instill pride in the hearts and minds of people too often forgotten by government.