Karyl Frankiewicz

Miss Native American USA 2018-19 Karyl Frankiewicz, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from Cherokee, North Carolina.
PHOTO/Lyonel Tso

Scholarship Pageant

August 3, 2019 | Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ

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.

Former Contestants

Aliyah Chavez

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.

Mariah Gachupin

The MNAUSA Pageant provided a space for my voice to be heard as a Jemez Pueblo, German, and Irish woman. It was empowering to learn from fellow contestants to get involved in our Native communities and create changes for our people across the United States. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to compete in such an extraordinary pageant as it helped me gain my confidence in reconnecting with my Native heritage.

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