Aug 172014
 
Leroy Boss, flag boy of the Flaming Arrows, and Louis Snoop" Thomas, flag boy of the Golden Blades outside of the Ashe Cultural Arts Center during Sunday's ceremony.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Leroy Boss, flag boy of the Flaming Arrows, and Louis Snoop” Thomas, flag boy of the Golden Blades outside of the Ashe Cultural Arts Center during Sunday’s ceremony. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame ceremony took place Sunday afternoon at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center in Central City. A conversation with elder Mardi Gras Indians kicked off the ceremony, followed by awards and tributes to deceased community members.  Flag boys from many different gangs were also given special recognition.

Allen Womble, first spy boy of the Cheyenne Hunters, and Darryl O'Neal, flag boy of the Cheyenne Hunters dance at the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame ceremony at the Ashe Cultural Center. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Allen Womble, first spy boy of the Cheyenne Hunters, and Darryl O’Neal, flag boy of the Cheyenne Hunters dance at the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame ceremony at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Roslyn J. Smith, center, mediates the conversation with the elders. The elders presented were Herbert Gettridge, far left, Joseph Jenkins, middle, and Isaac Edwards, near right. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Roslyn J. Smith, center, mediates the conversation with the elders. The elders presented were Herbert Gettridge, 93, far left, Joseph Jenkins, 82, middle, and Isaac Edwards, 91, near right. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

 

82-year-old John Jenkins, Council Chief Guardians of the Flame, a member of the elder panel, discusses his history as a Mardi Gras Indian, the photographing and sale of Indian suits and changes in suit styles with the panel and the crowd.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

82-year-old John Jenkins, Council Chief Guardians of the Flame, a member of the elder panel, discusses his history as a Mardi Gras Indian, the photographing and sale of Indian suits and changes in suit styles with the panel and the crowd. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Doves were released for the deceased ancestors outside of the Ashe Cultural Arts Center as part of Sunday's ceremony.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Doves were released for the deceased ancestors outside of the Ashe Cultural Arts Center as part of Sunday’s ceremony. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Brian Nelson, big chief Guardians of the Flame, discusses the sphere of influence of the Mardi Gras Indians have in their community.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Brian Nelson, big chief Guardians of the Flame, discusses the sphere of influence of the Mardi Gras Indians have in their community. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

 

New Orleans R&B legend, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, received the "Music Heritage Award" at Sunday's ceremony.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans R&B legend, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, received the “Music Heritage Award” at Sunday’s ceremony. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

 

Award-winners at Sunday's ceremony.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Award-winners at Sunday’s ceremony. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Gang flags and flag boys gathered on stage at Sunday's ceremony.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Gang flags and flag boys gathered on stage at Sunday’s ceremony.   (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Big Chief Carl Reed of the Carrolton Hunters was the Donald Harrison, Sr. Crystal Feather Honoree. Reed was chosen by vote of previous honorees.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Big Chief Carl Reed of the Carrolton Hunters was the Donald Harrison, Sr. Crystal Feather Honoree. Reed was chosen by vote of previous honorees. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Big Queen Wanda Womble of the Cheyenne Hunters was the Queens' Choice Crystal Feather Honoree. Womble was chosen by vote of previous honorees.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Big Queen Wanda Womble of the Cheyenne Hunters was the Queens’ Choice Crystal Feather Honoree. Womble was chosen by vote of previous honorees. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

 

Share:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Print

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.