Sage Romero, who has Big Pine Paiute and Taos Pueblo lineages, holds the sacred hoops he uses in his dances. An accomplished performer, Romero has danced at major venues around the world, such as Universal Studios in Spain, and dances regularly at charity and volunteer events. He also teaches dance and formed his own dance company, Aka Mya. Here, Romero stands on Paiute land, near Bishop, California. Photographed February 2013.