Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua Williams

Miss Native American USA 2017-18
Shinnecock Nation
Long Island, New York

PHOTO/Tiffani Potter Photography

Autumn R. Williams

Miss Native American USA 2017 - 18, Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua Williams, a member of the Shinnecock Nation from Long Island, New York. The 24-year-old holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, concentration Public Relations and minor in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University. Williams is a Marketing and Communications Assistant at Peconic Land Trust, a company which conserves Long Island's working farm, natural lands and heritage. She's the daughter of Lauryn Randall and Donald Williams Jr., Stepmother Elena Rivera, siblings Nitauke Williams, Donald Williams III, Antonio Rivera, Kyle Laboy, sister-in-law Amanda Laboy and nephew Kyree Laboy. Her favorite cuisine is seafood and enjoys relaxing on the beach. William's platform is to spread the message of empowering indigenous women throughout Indian Country by focusing on identity, connection to your culture, balancing tribal and American societal values and encouraging one another. This years crowning moment was especially special, our new crown was designed and created by Tawnia Littlesalt of Kayenta, AZ