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By Madison LaBerge
Cronkite News 

Pageant winner steps up to help her tribe and winds up shipping masks across North America


Last updated 6/12/2020 at 3:50pm

Stormie Perdash

These face masks were made by Stormie Perdash, who lives near the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho. She now has made about 1,000 masks and shipped them to several states and Canada.

PHOENIX, Ariz.-As Miss Shoshone-Bannock, Stormie Perdash has represented her people all across the United States. Now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, she's representing them in a different way.

Growing up on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho, Perdash remembers just how badly she wanted the Miss Shoshone-Bannock title-or Miss Sho-Ban for short.

"She was like the coolest thing ever," Perdash said. 

She spent her preteen years on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana and lived in Los Angeles after graduating from high school, and figured her pageant dream was over. But last summer, she...

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