IFAJ at the Panoka Stampede

Chuck Zimmerman

Panoka Stampede RodeoI participated in the IFAJ Congress rodeo tour for an afternoon at the Panoka Stampede. It is one of the largest rodeos in the world. Many of our attendees had never been to a rodeo and they got a great show. Afterward we had time to do some shopping at a local saddlery and western wear store. We weren’t able to stay for the evening activities which included Chuckwagon Races. However, I spoke with Billy Melville, Chuckwagon Races Historian and working on all things Chuckwagon Races, including commentary for race broadcasts. I spoke with him during our time at the venue: Interview with Billy Melville

Yesterday we had presentations on “Confronting the Reality of Colonial Legacies” and “Celebrating Indigenous Culture.” At the conclusion of the day everyone went outside and learned a circle dance which was led by some special guests. There are some great photos in my IFAJ Congress Photo Album.

The IFAJ Congress concludes tonight with Gala Banquet. We will have awards and a look ahead to the 2024 IFAJ Congress that will be held in Switzerland.

Thank you to Alltech for making it possible for me to attend this year’s IFAJ Congress.

Click here for the IFAJ Congress 2023 Photo Album.

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