HOLLISTER — Brooke Simpson returned to America’s Got Talent stage Tuesday night on NBC and raised the bar in the competition with support from her tribe.
A watch party was held by family, friends and the Haliwa Saponi tribe behind the Haliwa Saponi Tribal School to watch Simpson make her way through the competition, with some in attendance wearing “Our Indigenous Popstar” T-shirts. That slogan comes from Simpson’s audition for AGT. She is Native American, and she told the AGT judges before her audition that she dreams of becoming “the first major indigenous pop star.”
North Carolina’s own Brooke Simpson is now being featured on billboards in Times Square and in Los Angeles. She partnered with Nike to advertise the N-7 collection honoring and supporting Indigenous communities.
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