The Miss Native American USA Organization proudly announces their 7th Annual MNAUSA Scholarship Pageant on Friday, August 24, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona
Miss Native American USA 2017-18 Autumn Rose Williams, a member of the Shinnecock Nation from Long Island, New York.
PHOTO/Tiffani Potter Photography
August 24, 2018 | Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
"Empowering Our Youth"
Host: Danielle Ta'Sheena Finn (Miss Indian World 2016-2017)
The Miss Native American USA Pageant is a Scholarship Pageant thanks to the wonderful donors who support our cause.
To encourage Native American women to achieve their personal goals, build character, enhance self-esteem, and develop leadership skills.
To help promote, address, support, and collaborate, in areas of continuing education, domestic violence, alcohol & drugs, suicide, teenage pregnancy, youth violence, HIV/AIDS, diabetes prevention, in urban and Native American communities.
To encourage volunteerism, provide goodwill service in Native American communities and in urban society.
A look at the wonderful ladies who have held the title of Miss Native American, USA.
Participating in MNAUSA gave me the chance to explore and embrace my identity as a Native woman. It was a powerful experience to meet and network with other Native woman who share a collective energy in yearning to make Indian Country a better place.
The MNAUSA pageant provided a space for my voice to be heard. Being Jemez Pueblo, German and Irish has always been a complex struggle of mine, this pageant helped me gain my confidence being mixed. It was empowering to learn from fellow Native women who are involved in their communities and creating change for our people across the United States. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to compete in such an extraordinary pageant. The sisterhood and confidence I gained during the pageant continue to motivate me to reach my goals.
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