Photos: Native American Student Union hosts fry bread competition

Posted by Tess Freeman on Friday, Mar. 1 at 8:56 pm.

UO junior Simone Anter carries her fry bread to be judged for the competition. Anter entered the competition because she likes contests but has only made fry bread twice before. She used a family recipe and won second place overall. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Anycia Jimenez eats some fry bread in the NASU kitchen of the Native American Longhouse. The Native American Student Union hosts a fry bread competition to raise funds for their annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Members of the community judged the entries to decide the winner of the fry bread competition. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Simone Anter and Julie Bacon prepare their fry bread entries for the Native American Student Union fry bread competition. Bacon won third place in the competition, and Anter took second. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Naomi Strawser accepts her prize for winning the fry bread competition at the Longhouse Friday night. Strawser grew up doing events with NASU and is the co-founder of the NASU alumni association. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Jay Stanley greets elders Twila Souers and Wilma Crowe before she tells the history of her fry bread to the attendees. Stanley, from the Navajo tribe in Arizona says that Southwest fry bread is bigger and thinner than other regions’. “We also eat it during the meal with stew or chili,” she says. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Members of the community judge the entries to decide the winner of the fry bread competition. People paid a $3 entry fee to raise funds for the annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow that will be held May 10 at McArthur Court. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)

Stephanie Tabibian sells the last of the fry bread at the end of the competition. The Native American Student Union hosts a fry bread competition to raise funds for their annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow. (Tess Freeman/Emerald)