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End-of-Summer Photo Contest – Closed

Winner:  Paula Nelson

“I just want to tell you a bit about this photo of a single young man and how it relates to family. Jason “Bear” Cook is not only my nephew, but a son, a cousin, a brother, an uncle and, most importantly – a father. He is a wonderful example to all Lakota men in his love of life and family. Bear is a champion Grass Dancer who dances for ancestors, tradition, thanks, blessings – but most of all – Bear dances for family. He dances for lovely wife and his 4 beautiful sons, his mother, father…me. In the end, this beautiful photo represents not only one man, but our family – all families.”



Runner up: Latonia Kaibetoney


Can you believe that summer is almost over?  Before we start getting excited about the new school year, we want to know how our families have spent this past summer together.  What did you do with your kids this summer?  Did you go on any special trips, spend a lot of time outside, or just have a really great day together?  We want to know about it!  Please share your summer memories with us during our End-of-Summer Photo Contest!  Any self-identified Native parent can enter the contest so please encourage your friends and family around the country to submit a photo.

Until 5 pm on Friday, August 11th, please share your favorite photo that you took this summer.  It could be a picture of your whole family, of just one person, of an activity you did—we want to see it all!  Please send your photos by:

– posting your photo on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #StrongNativeFamilies.

messaging us on Facebook or Twitter

– making a post and tagging us (@DenverIndianFamilyResourceCenter on Facebook or @DenverIndianFRC on Twitter)

e-mailing them to

At the end of the week, we’ll collect all the photos we got and post them in an album on our Facebook page.  Our followers will vote by liking their favorite photos.  The photo that gets the most likes by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 18th is the winner!  We’ll post the winner on Saturday, August 19th.  The winner will get a bag of goodies including free water bottles, cards from our April Child Abuse Prevention Month event, and more!

By submitting a photo, you are giving us your permission to use the photo on social media as part of the photo contest.  We will ask you for permission before using your photos in our other marketing materials.

We reserve the right to reject any entries according to our sole and absolute discretion.

The entry period begins at noon on August 4th and ends at 5pm on August 11th.  The voting period begins at noon on Saturday, August 12th and ends at 5pm on Friday, August 18th.  Winners will be announced on Saturday, August 19th.

Please submit photos in .JPEG or .png format.

Submitted photos should include photos that were taken with the consent of the the photographed persons or the consent of their guardians.  Entries must be submitted by adults over 18 years of age.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.  You understand that you are providing your information to DIFRC and not to Facebook.  By participating in this promotion you agree to a complete release of Facebook and Twitter from any claims.

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