Fort Washakie middle schooler leads half-time show at WNBA game

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Fort Washakie sixth-grader Jaden Ferris recently led a half-time show at a WNBA Atlanta Dream game in Atlanta, Ga. The team held a Native American Night on May 30 in honor of rookie team member Shoni Schimmel. Schimmel is from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon.

Michelle Ferris reports that Jaden was recruited to participate in the half-time show and got to perform with the Red Road Dancers. Jaden opened the show with a hoop-dance performance.

The Dream went on to defeat the Seattle Storm that evening 80-69.



  1. Carla Mann

    Congratulations, Jaden!

  2. Karla Portlock Borders

    This is awesome!!! =D

  3. Ivan D Posey

    Way cool….good representation Jaden!

  4. Reva Hill

    Awesome, Great Job Jaden!!!

  5. Marty Carey

    Congratulations, Jaden! You're keeping a vital culture alive.

  6. Sergio Maldonado

    Kudos to Jaden ! ! She is a young person that all of the Wind River reservation, Fremont county and the state of Wyoming can be proud of . . . .

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