Sisters Nation Color Guard visited Wind River Reservation this past week

(Arapahoe, Wyo.) – They come from the Four Directions, and from many tribes across Indian Country. They are the Sister Nations Color Guard. Four of the Sisters were in Fremont County this week, to provide a second color guard at the Grand Entry of the Stand Down/Veterans Fair Friday and Saturday at Great Plains Hall.

“There are 15 of us, but some are deployed right now so some of us are still serving,” said Carisa Yazzi-Gonzales, from the Navaho Nation and an Army Veteran. “We’ve mostly served in the Army, but we have some members in the Marines and the Air Force.”

Yazzi-Gonzales said the Sister Nation provides a color guard across Indian Country for powwows and celebrations, such as the Veterans Stand Down. “We do this in support of female veterans and the Native Communities,” she said. “We are all volunteer and we do this year-around, wherever we are invited.” She also noted that each of them are powwow dancers themselves, Jingle Dancers.

In addition to Yazzi-Gonzales, the other Sisters Nation members on this appearance included Cindy Little Feather from the Navajo Nation, Micah Highwalking of the Northern Cheyenne and Misty Lakota from the Oglala Sioux.


Sisters Nation - Misty Lakota with Rupert "Ducky" Goggles (Ernie Over photo)

Sisters Nation – Misty Lakota with Rupert “Ducky” Goggles (Ernie Over photo)

Three members of the Sisters Nation Color Guard (eo)

Three members of the Sisters Nation Color Guard (eo)



  1. Ron Howard

    They did a beautiful job. It was an honor to carry the Colors with them.

  2. Greg Bilbee

    Awesome job by everyone involved in the stand down.I look forward to going again.Thank You All.

  3. David Carson

    Awesome job by some awesome ladies

  4. James Schrader

    u guys melt my heart

  5. Virgil James

    How do i get into touch with one of you about making an apperance here in Arizona?
    I had see and read a lot about the places Sister of Nations appear. One was at the Gathering of Nations Pow wow this pass months which was the most betuful thing i have seen.

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