Miss Navajo Nation Pageant


Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2017

Navajo Nation Fair

September 7-10, 2017

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Ronda Joe – Miss Navajo Nation 2016-17
Rock Point Chapter/Northern Agency

Of the Towering House Clan, born for Water Flow Together Clan

Pageant Schedule

Wednesday, September 6 
8 AM Butchering Competition
10 AM Traditional Food Presentation

Thursday, September 7  
9 AM – 11 AM   Contemporary Skills
1 PM – 4 PM   Contemporary Talent

Friday, September 8 
8 AM  Traditional Skill
1 PM Traditional Talent

Saturday, September 9 
5 PM Miss Navajo Pageant: Coronation
Window Rock, AZ

Ronda Joe – Miss Navajo Nation 2016-17

Rock Point Chapter/Northern Agency
Of the Towering House Clan, born for Water Flow Together Clan

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Flyers by Scott Tom Courtesy of Navajo Nation Fair Office – Special Events Section.

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Contestants Photos

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Contestants 2016

Contestant #1: Kaylee Begay – Chinle Chapter/Central Agency

My name is Kaylee Walker Begay. I am of the Zuni-Edgewater Clan, born for the Tangle People Clan. My maternal grandfather is of the Red Cheek People Clan and my paternal grandfather is the Red-Streaked People Clan. I am 23 years old originally from Canyon De Chelly, a place called “Cottonwood Canyon.”

Kaylee Begay

Contestant #2: Ronda Joe – Rock Point Chapter/Northern Agency
I am of the Towering House Clan, born for Water Flow Together Clan. My maternal grandfather is of the Within His Cover Clan and my paternal grandfathers are Red Streak Running Into Water Clan. My parents are Matilda Descheny and Ronnie Joe. I am 22 yrs old from Rock Point, AZ.

Ronda Joe

Contestant #3: Deidra Wilson – Wheatfields Chapter/Central Agency
Greetings, my name is Deidra Wilson, my clans are Red Cheek People, born for Big Water. My maternal clan is Near the Water and my paternal clan is Towering House. I am 24 years young and from Wheatfields, AZ.

Deidra Wilson

Contestant #4: Alissa Copi – Breadsprings Chapter/Eastern Agency
I am Dibe’lzhini born for Tachii’nii. My maternal grandparents are Shash dine’e Tsi’naajinii and my paternal grandparents are Kiyaa’aanii. I am 23 years old and I come from Red Rock, New Mexico. My mother and father are Alfreda and Herman Copi.

Alissa Copi

Contestant #5: Shannon Gorman – Chinle Chapter/Central Agency
Shannon Gorman, 24 from Chinle is of the Towering House Clan, born for the Mud Clan. Her maternal grandparents are of the One who Walks Around Clan and her paternal grandparents are of the Zuni-Water’s Edge Clan. Her parents are Sharon and Walter Gorman.

Shannon Gorman

Contestant #6: Mariah Claw – Chinle Chapter/Central Agency
Mariah Nicole Claw, 23, belongs to the Big Water People and is born for the Bitter Water People. Her maternal grandfather belongs to the Black Sheep Clan and her paternal grandfather is of the Coyote Pass Clan. Mariah’s parents are Sharon Thompson Claw who is from Lukachukai, Arizona and Jimmy Claw. Jr. from Chinle, Arizona.

Mariah Claw

Contestant #7: Atheina Claw – Nazlini Chapter
My name is Atheina Danylle Claw. I am the Towering House Clan, born for the Bitter Water Clan. My maternal grandfather is the Mexican People Clan and my paternal grandfather is the Mountain People Clan. I am 24 years old. My parents are Dempsey and Anita Claw.

Atheina Claw

Contestant #8: Rodina Jordan – Oaksprings Chapter
Rodina N. Jordan is of the Salt Water Clan and born for the Salt Clan. Her maternal grandfathers are of the Folded Arms People Clan and her paternal grandfathers are of the Mud Clan. Rodina is the daughter of Marlene Jordan and Robert Nelson. She is 25 years old.

Rodina Jordan

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Contestants 2016

Miss Navajo Pageant Events

70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2016 (Full List)

 

Navajo Nation Fair Parade

Saturday, September 10, 2016 

Navajo Nation Fair Parade

Parade will begin promptly at 8:00 A.M. (DST) Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Parade line up will commence at 5:00 A.M. near the NM/AZ state line at the Hill Top Christian Academy.

PARADE SCHEDULE

September 12, 2013 5:00 A.M. Line Up Begins
7:30 A.M. Final Line Up
8:00 A.M. Parade Begins
11:00 A.M. Parade Wrap UP
3:00 P.M. Parade Winner Recognition Awards (Food Pavilion Center Stage)

Parade categories:
Marching Band (i.e. Schools, Tribal, etc.)
Traditional (Tribal, Individual or Group Performance)
Royalty (Miss Navajo Nation, Powwow Princess, etc.)
Musical (Country, Western, Church, Dj’s, etc.)
Navajo Nation Tribal Division and Programs
Tribal Enterprises, Entities and Outside Organizations
Schools and Youth Programs
Veterans Organizations, ROTC, etc.
Political Entry (Campaign, Current & Former Politicians, etc.)

Flyers by Scott Tom Courtesy of Navajo Nation Fair Office – Special Events Section.

Navajo Nation Fair Parade

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Navajo Nation Fair Events 2016 (Full List)

Navajo Nation Fair Parade

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2015

Open Indian Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair
Championship Bull Riding Navajo Nation Fair
Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2015
Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest 2015
Song & Dance Navajo Nation Fair
Pow Wow – Navajo Nation Fair
Wild Horse Race Navajo Nation Fair
Gourd Dance Navajo Nation Fair
Full Schedule of Events List

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Miss Navajo Bread Making Competition

Miss Navajo Bread Making Competition

The Miss Navajo Nation Bread Making Competition

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

8AM – 12PM – Hazel Y. Pavilion

Photos of Contestants and Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Schedule

Click to see more Miss Navajo Bread Making Competition Photos

Miss Navajo Bread Making Competition

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2015

Open Indian Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair
Championship Bull Riding Navajo Nation Fair
Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2015
Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest 2015
Song & Dance Navajo Nation Fair
Pow Wow – Navajo Nation Fair
Wild Horse Race Navajo Nation Fair
Gourd Dance Navajo Nation Fair
Full Schedule of Events List

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2014

Miss Navajo Nation 2014-2015

McKeon Dempsey

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Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Results

Miss Navajo Nation 2014-2015 is McKeon Dempsey
1st runner up is Shannon Gorman
2nd runner up – Rhonda Joe – and Miss photogenic award winner.
1st Honorable Mention and Miss Congeniality award – Kolty Tso
2nd Honorable Mention – Pharra Mailboy
3rd honorable mention – Ann Marie Salt

 

Miss Navajo Nation Contestants

2014 Miss Navajo Nation Pageant schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 3
8 a.m. Butchering/bread making competition, Navajo Nation Fairgrounds

Thursday, Sept. 4 at Navajo Arts & Crafts tent.
9 a.m. – Contemporary skills and talent competition
2 p.m. – Traditional skills and talent competition

Friday, Sept. 5 – (closed to public)
9 a.m. – Navajo interview panel judging

1 p.m. – Miss Navajo Nation contestants “meet & greet” at Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise in Window Rock

Saturday, Sept. 6
8 a.m. – Navajo Nation parade
6 p.m. – Coronation of Miss Navajo Nation 2014-15, Navajo Arts & Crafts

Sunday, Sept. 7 – Navajo Arts & Crafts
9 a.m. – Brunch (induction of Natasha Hardy, Miss Navajo Nation 2013-14)

Miss Navajo Nation Contestants

 

Contestant #1 - Koltey Tso

Contestant #1 – Koltey Tso
Age: 21 years old
Chapter: Cove, Arizona
Agency: Northern

Contestant #2 - Ann Marie Salt

Contestant #2 – Ann Marie Salt
Age: 24 years old
Chapter: Kayenta, Arizona
Agency: Western

Contestant #3 - Farrah Mailboy

Contestant #3 – Farrah Mailboy
Age: 24 years old
Chapter: Lukachukai, Arizona
Agency: Central

Contestant #4 - Shannon Gorman

Contestant #4 – Shannon Gorman
Age: 22 years old
Chapter: Chinle, Arizona
Agency: Central

Contestant #5 - Mckeon Dempsey

Contestant #5 – Mckeon Dempsey
Age: 24 years old
Chapter: Oaksprings, Arizona
Agency: Fort Defiance

Contestant #6 - Ronda Joe 2

Contestant #6 – Ronda Joe
Age: 20 years old
Chapter: Rock Point, Arizona
Agency: Central

 

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Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Events

Butchering/Bread Making Competition
Traditional Skills & Talent Competition
Contemporary Skills & Talent Competition
Evening Gown Competition
Coronation of Miss Navajo Nation

Eligibility Requirements

• Must be an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation with a tribal census number.
• Must be 18 to 25 years of age, never married and with no children.
• Must be knowledgeable in Navajo Culture, History, Values, and Traditions.
• Must speak fluent Navajo and English.
• Previous Miss Navajo Nations are not eligible.
• Must not be holding an active crown or title during pageant events.
• More information contact OMNN (928) 871-6379

Source:
Office of Miss Navajo Nation
P.O Box 2860 Window Rock, AZ 86515
Office: (928) 871- 6379 • Fax: (928) 871- 6385 fax
e-mail: lat69@nau.edu

Navajo Nation Fair Information

 

 

Miss Navajo Nation 2013-2014 Natasha Hardy

Office of Miss Navajo Nation

PO Box 2860
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone (928) 871-6379
or fax to 928-871-6385
email: brphillips16@yahoo.com
If you wish to have Miss Navajo Nation at your event please fax or mail an invitation letter to the Office of Miss Navajo Nation

Natasha Hardy is from: St. Michaels, Ariz.

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Miss Navajo Nation 2013-2014 Natasha Hardy – Photos By Harold Carey Jr. 

Biography
Ya’at’eeh! Shi ei Natasha Hardy yinishye. Kinyaa’aanii nishliigo, K’etlahi bashishchiin, Hashk’ahadzohi ei dashichee, aadoo Naakai Dine’e ei dashinali. I am from Hunter’s Point, AZ which is considered part of the Fort Defiance Agency. My loving parents are Katherine and Gerald Nez. My maternal grandparents are Marie and Billy Hardy of Hunter’s Point, AZ. My paternal grandparents are the late Mary Alice Shay and Mark Nez of Lukachukai, AZ. I am 24 years old.

I have three beautiful little sisters of which I am the eldest. I am a 2007 graduate of Window Rock High School. At first, I furthered my education at UNM-Gallup majoring in Dental Hygiene; in the fall of 2010, I decided to switch my major for something that I felt would be more rewarding.

With that, I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education for Dine’ Teachers with Dine’ College. The decision to change my major was fairly easy. I felt that the revitalization of our Navajo language and culture was very important and necessary. I truly believe this is my purpose.

If I am blessed with the honor of representing this great nation, I will emphasize our traditional way of life and to stress the importance of teaching. Lastly, without the support and teachings of my family, I would know be who I am today. Instilled in me are their teachings, knowledge and wisdom of our language and the Navajo way of life. For this, I am and will always be eternally grateful.

Miss Navajo Nation 2013-2014 Natasha Hardy - Contemporary Skills

Miss Navajo Nation 2013-2014 Natasha Hardy – Contemporary Skills

Natasha Hardy Evening Gown Fashion Show

Natasha Hardy Evening Gown Fashion Show

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Miss Navajo  Contestants

All Photos By Harold Carey Jr.

The Miss Navajo Nation Pendleton Shawl

This blanket symbolize the sacredness and beauty of Navajo woman.

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The Miss Navajo Nation logo is placed in the center because she personifies two female deities in Dinè culture.

White Shell Woman and Changing Woman are also represents by the white shells.  Surrounding the logo is the rainbow, which signifies the sovereignty of the great Navajo Nation, with an opening to the east, the direction and which the Dinè greet the morning sun.

The six sacred mountains are embedded; the arrowheads act as shields of protection and also represent the 50 states of the U.S.A.

The Miss Navajo Nation Pendleton Shawl

The Miss Navajo Nation Pendleton Shawl

Miss Navajo Nation Leandra Thomas, Mother and Grandmother.

Miss Navajo Nation Leandra Thomas, Mother and Grandmother.

Miss Navajo Nation Leandra Thomas and Father.

Miss Navajo Nation Leandra Thomas and Father.

Miss Navajo Nation Leandra Thomas signed shawl

Miss Navajo Nation Leandra Thomas signed shawl

 

 

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2013

Miss Navajo Nation 2013-2014 Natasha Hardy

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More Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Photos Here

The 2013 Miss Navajo Nation contestants:

 

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Contestant 1 Cherish Tso

Contestant 1 Cherish Tso (Chinle,AZ)

My name is Cherish Tso.  I am twenty-three years old.  I am Big Water People Clan, born for the Cliff Dwellers People Clan.  My maternal grandfather is of the Water flowing Together People Clan and my paternal grandfather’s are of the Bitter Water People Clan.  I have studied at College of Eastern Utah and Dine’ College.  I love to volunteer my time to people in any way possible and am constantly on the quest for social knowledge.  I thank God for my salvation.  I’d also like to thank all my friends and family for believing in me.  As Miss Navajo Nation, I would like to be a role model to each and every one of you.  Thank you, Ahe’he’e’

Contestant 2 Darian Renae Isaac

Contestant 2 Darian Renae Isaac (Hard Rock, AZ)

My name is Darian Renae Isaac.  I am 19 years old. I currently reside in Navajo, Arizona and am affiliated with Nahata Dzill Chapter within the Fort Defiance Agency. My clan is Many Goats/Tlizii Lani, born for the Chishi Dine’/Chiricahua Apache Clan.  My cheii is Nakaii Dine’ and nali’ is Lookah Dine.’  I have three siblings.  I have an older brother who is 21 and two younger sisters, one is 16 and the youngest is 7.  My plans for the future include joining the Air Force with an emphasis on Mechanics and/or Special Forces.  My hobbies are playing music, singing with friends, going to powwows and lastly, auto mechanics.

Contestant 3 Natasha Hardy

Contestant 3 Natasha Hardy (St. Michaels, Ariz.)

Ya’at’eeh! Shi ei Natasha Hardy yinishye.  Kinyaa’aanii nishliigo, K’etlahi bashishchiin, Hashk’ahadzohi ei dashichee, aadoo Naakai Dine’e ei dashinali.  I am from Hunter’s Point, AZ which is considered part of the Fort Defiance Agency.  My loving parents are Katherine and Gerald Nez.  My maternal grandparents are Marie and Billy Hardy of Hunter’s Point, AZ.  My paternal grandparents are the late Mary Alice Shay and Mark Nez of Lukachukai, AZ.  I am 24 years old.  I have three beautiful little sisters of which I am the eldest.  I am a 2007 graduate of Window Rock High School.  At first, I furthered my education at UNM-Gallup majoring in Dental Hygiene; in the fall of 2010, I decided to switch my major for something that I felt would be more rewarding.  With that, I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education for Dine’ Teachers with Dine’ College.  The decision to change my major was fairly easy.  I felt that the revitalization of our Navajo language and culture was very important and necessary.  I truly believe this is my purpose.  If I am blessed with the honor of representing this great nation, I will emphasize our traditional way of life and to stress the importance of teaching.  Lastly, without the support and teachings of my family, I would know be who I am today.  Instilled in me are their teachings, knowledge and wisdom of our language and the Navajo way of life.  For this, I am and will always be eternally grateful.

Contestant 4 Versheena Toria Dempsey

Contestant 4 Versheena Toria Dempsey (Lukachukai, AZ)

My name is Versheena Toria Dempsey.  My clans are Coyote Pass, born for the Mexican People.  My maternal clan is Folded Arm People; my paternal clan is Tangle People.  I am 20 years, I will attend my first year at Dine’ College.  My parents are Jay and Lorena Dempsey. My father is from Pinon, Arizona and my mother is from Lukachukai, Arizona.  My grandmother is Coletta Nez from Lukachukai, Arizona.  My grandfather is Tom Robert Chee from Many Farms, Arizona but resides in Tsaile, Arizona.  My paternal grandparents are Violet Dempsey from Tolani Lake, AZ and the late Jack Dempsey Sr. from Pinon, AZ.  I am the fourth eldest of my six siblings.

Contestant 5 Joni Pino

Contestant 5 Joni Pino (Twin Lakes, N.M.)

Greetings, my name is Joni Pino. My clans are the Ute People Clan, born for the Tangle People Clan.  My maternal grandfather’s clan is the Yucca Fruit Strung Out on a Line Clan from Grey Mountain, Arizona.  My paternal grandfather’s clan is the Sleepy Rock People Clan from Pine Hill, New Mexico.  I am 25 years old and from Bahastl’ah, New Mexico.  My grandmother is Shirley Davis of Bahastl’ah, NM.  My grandfather was the late Percy Johnson of Cameron, Arizona.  My mother is Gayleen Johnson-Jackson of Bahastl’ah, NM.  My father who has raised me and supported me is Roy B. Jackson of Beeshbito, Arizona.  My paternal grandparents are Irene and Bahe Jackson of Beeshbito, AZ.  My biological father is Jonah Pino of Pine Hill, NM.  My blood paternal grandparents are the late Christine and Tommy Pino both from Pine Hill, NM.  I graduated from Northern Arizona University in December of 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Liberal Studies of Learning Pedagogy and Elementary Education with an emphasis in Sociology.  Now I am aiming for my Master’s Degree in Counseling at Western New Mexico University.  I plan to continue on the hopefully receive my Doctorates in Counseling.  I held three dignitary titles the past 3 years:  Miss Indian Northern Arizona University 1st Attendant, Miss Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial Queen 2011-2012 and Miss Bahastl’ah Veterans 2012-2013.  This is who I am as a Dine’ woman in society.

Contestant 6 Wallita Begay

Contestant 6 Wallita Begay (Monument Valley, Utah)

Ya’at’eeh.  Shi’ei Wallita Begay yinishyee.  Bitahnii nishlii, Tachiinii bashi’cheen.  Todichiii das hi cheii, Tlizh’lhani das hi nail.  Shi’ cheii ei Seth Bigman wolye.  Monument Valley de nasha.  I come from one of six children.  I have 1 older brother and 5 sisters.  I have my bachelor’s of Science of Biology from Southern Utah University.  I am very happy and excited to be here competing.  Thank you for your time and support.  Ahe’hee.

Contestant 7 Brittany Hunt

Contestant 7 Brittany Hunt (Shonto, AZ)

Ya’at’eeh shik’ei doo shidine’e!  Shi ei Brittany Hunt yinishye.  Kinliichii’ nii ei nishli.  Tsi’naajiinii ei bashishchiin.  ‘Ashiihi ei dashicheii.  Hashtl’ishii ei dashinali.  Betatakin, Hoozdoh hadoodzo dee nasha’.  Shonto Chapter House doo Navajo Western Agency ei shil hadoodzo.  Naadiin dii’ shinaghai.  Shima ei Sarah Hunt wolye.  Shizhe’e ei Calvin Hunt wolye.  Shimasani ei Betty Tsinijinnie wolye.  Shicheii ei Harrison Tsinijinnie wolye.  Shinali asdzaa’ ei Edith Hunt wolye nidee’.  Shinali hastiin ei James Hunt, Sr wolye.  Akoteego ei asdzani nishli.  Naso’ hiidesk’agoo nihi alchini Dine K’ehjigo yaadaltii’, Dine’ beiina’, doo be’I’ool’iil bil beedahozindo nisin.  Binahji nizhonigo Dine’ bikeyah bikaa’ neikai.  Ei biniiyee, Miss Navajo Nation deeshleel nisin.  ‘Ahe’hee’.

Contestant 8 Lailauni Moore

Contestant 8 Lailauni Moore (Wheatfields, AZ)

Ya’at’eeh, my name is Lailauni J. Moore.  My maternal clan is Ta’neeznanii (Tangle People), my paternal clan is Ashiihi (Salt People), and my maternal grandfather is Todichiinii (Bitter Water), my paternal grandfather is Naakai Dine’e (Mexican People).  I am 19 years old and my parents are James and Laurinda Moore.  I have six siblings.  I am originally from Wheatfields, Arizona.  My maternal grandmother is the Late Irene Davis and my maternal grandfather is Nelson Hobb.  My paternal grandmother is the late Irene Moore and my paternal grandfather is Jimmie Moore.

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Fry Bread Competition 2012

Miss Navajo Nation Fry Bread Competition 2012

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant will be held during the Navajo Nation Fair, September 4-7, 2013

2013 Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Schedule

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
9am- Butchering/Bread Making Competition

Thursday, September 5, 2013
9am- Navajo Interview Panel Judging (Closed to the Public)
1:30pm- Traditional Skills & Talent Competition

Friday, September 6, 2013
9am-Contemporary Skills & Talent Competition
6pm MNNP Evening Gown Competition will be judged during the NACE Fashion Show

Saturday, September 7, 2013
6pm Coronation of Miss Navajo Nation 2013-2014

Frybread Contest 2012 Photos
Navajo National Fair 
Navajo baby

 

Eligibility Requirements

• Must be an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation with a tribal census number.
• Must be 18 to 25 years of age, never married and with no children.
• Must be knowledgeable in Navajo Culture, History, Values, and Traditions.
• Must speak fluent Navajo and English.
• Previous Miss Navajo Nations are not eligible.
• Must not be holding an active crown or title during pageant events.
• More information contact OMNN (928) 871-6379
Source:
Office of Miss Navajo Nation
P.O Box 2860 Window Rock, AZ 86515
Office: (928) 871- 6379 • Fax: (928) 871- 6385 fax
e-mail: lat69@nau.edu

 

Miss Navajo Nation Frybread Contest

Photos from  Frybread Contest

Frybread Contest 1

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Navajo Frybread Contest 3

Navajo Frybread Contest 4

Navajo Frybread Contest 5

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Hazel Yazza Frybread Pavilion

Navajo Nation Fairgrounds

Contestant #1
Charlene Goodluck
Shiprock Chapter

Contestant #2
Seri Maryboy
Red Mesa Chapter

Contestant #3
Krystal Parkhurst
St. Michaels Chapter

Contestant #4
Leandra Thomas
Steamboat Chapter

Contestant #5
Verrica Livingston
Twin Lakes Chapter

Contestant #6
Brittany Hunt
Shonto Chapter

Contestant #7
Wallitta Begay
Oljato Chapter

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2012

September 5th  – September 8th,   2012

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2012
2012 Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Schedule

Wednesday – September 5th @ 9 am. Hazel Yazza Frybread Pavilion (Navajo Nation Fairgrounds) — Sheep butchering & Traditional Breadmaking

Thursday – September 6th @ 2 pm. Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise event tent (Window Rock) — Contemporary Competition (Skills, Talent, Evening Gown, Public Speaking & Entertainment, Impromptu Questions)

Friday – September 7th @ 2 pm. Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise event tent (Window Rock) — Traditional Competiton (Skills, Talent, Evening Gown, Public Speaking & Entertainment, Impromptu Questions)

Saturday – September 8th @ 6 pm. Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise event tent (Window Rock) — Coronation of Miss Navajo Nation 2012 – 2013

Contestants

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Contestant #1

Charlene Goodluck

Shiprock Chapter

Seri Maryboy

Contestant #2

Seri Maryboy

Red Mesa Chapter

Krystal Parkhurst

Contestant #3

Krystal Parkhurst

St. Michaels Chapter

Leandra Thomas

Contestant #4

Leandra Thomas

Steamboat Chapter

Verrica Livingston

Contestant #5

Verrica Livingston

Twin Lakes Chapter

Brittany Hunt

Contestant #6

Brittany Hunt

Shonto Chapter

Wallitta Begay

Contestant #7

Wallitta Begay

Oljato Chapter

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History
Beulah Melvin Allen, M.D. was the first Miss Navajo crowned during the Navajo Nation Fair in 1952. The selection process was simple. Contestants vying for the title would stand in front of the audience of approximately 10,000 people. The one who received the loudest applause would be crowned Miss Navajo.

For about five years, there were two contests: one for Miss Navajo and one for Miss Modern Navajo. Miss Navajo would represent the traditional Navajo ways of life, and Miss Modern Navajo would represent the modern ways of life.

Eventually the Miss Navajo Nation Pageant replaced the applause competition. This current competition encompasses both the Navajo and Modern way of life in traditional and contemporary skills, with talent competitions lasting several days. During the pageant competition, contestants demonstrate many beautiful traditional skills and talents. The most important qualification for the Miss Navajo Nation pageant contestants is to be fluent in Navajo and English languages. The contestants must also possess knowledge of the Navajo culture and tradition. Unlike most beauty pageants throughout the world, the Miss Navajo Nation pageant is of beauty found within oneself, instead of judging outward appearance only.

Mission Statement
In keeping with Navajo culture and tradition, the role of Miss Navajo Nation is to exemplify the essence and characters of First Woman, White Shell Woman and Changing Woman and to display leadership as the Goodwill Ambassador.

Miss Navajo Nation represents womanhood and fulfills the role of “grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister” to the Navajo people; therefore she can speak as a leader, teacher, counselor, advisor and friend. In March 1999, the Branch Chiefs of the Navajo government agreed that tone of the fundamental principals of the Navajo government should be the preservation of the Navajo culture. It shall be the mission of the Office of Miss Navajo Nation to encourage every Navajo to assist in the preservation of Navajo culture and Miss Navajo Nation will represent the importance of Navajo women with respect and honor.

 

Source: Miss Navajo Nation