Published May 20, 2018
GILLETTE, Wyo. – The Cloud Peak Energy Tour of Champions Indian Relay Race will be held at CamPlex Events Center in Gillette, WY May 26-27, 2018. This event is the kick-off of the 2018 Season of approximately 15 Indian Relay Races accredited by the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council (HNIRC) and promises non-stop action as teams compete for the ultimate win – 2018 Champions.
The Council announced today that Native American artisans representing numerous Indian Nations will be displaying and selling authentic, handmade arts and crafts during the Relay Races. There will be jewelry makers, beaded items, horse-themed crafts and gifts, commemorative t-shirts for sale. In addition, food vendors will be offering Indian fry Bread and tacos, kettle corn, barbecue, burgers and hot dogs, fresh strawberries, both adult and family-style beverages.
Exhibitors will join Native American dancers, musicians and representatives of the Armed Forces in providing an all-around cultural experience for attendees at the Races. Vendors will give attendees an opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind Native American art directly from the artists themselves.
This cultural celebration is part of the HNIRC Cloud Peak Energy Tour of Champions in Gillette, WY. This is the kick-off to the 2018 Season. Following this is a summer-long schedule of events where teams from the top Horse Nations battle for prize money and the right to compete in the Championship of Champions in September.
The Season-Opening Event – Cloud Peak Energy Tour of Champions will be held May 26 & 27, 2018 in Gillette, Wyoming. Other Indian Relay Races will be held around the Intermountain West throughout the summer. The Calendar of Races will be posted on the Council website and their Facebook page. In September, teams representing many Indian nations will compete at the 2018 Championship of Champions from places like Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Canada. The vision of the teams and the entire membership is for relay to become a viable cultural and economic entity on the reservations.
For more information about HNIRC, follow http://www.horsenationsrelay.com/ or check out Facebook. There is information about hotels and activities on the website as well. For reservations and tickets, https://camplex.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S1Y00000K5onpUAB