Photo: It’s a Close Vote for the New Miss Indian World

Photo: It’s a Close Vote for the New Miss Indian World



Ms. Cheyenne Brady, Sac and Fox/Cheyenn/Tonkawa, was crowned 2015 Miss Indian World on April 25. It was one of the closest contests in years.

“First, and foremost, I would like to thank the Creator. This is something that I’ve dreamed about since I was a little girl. I’ve been coming to [Gathering of Nations] since I was a baby. I have a picture of my mom, sitting in those same red bleachers, and I’m little baby in my red jumpsuit, just sitting there [beside her.] Growing up, I’ve always watched Miss Indian World, and seen what great role models they are. I’m just so thankful,” Brady, 22, said during her opening remarks.

She also said that she planned to work with children during her year-long term as Miss Indian World. “I want to empower and motivate them,” she said. “They’re young, beautiful Native American children. We have this amazing culture, and it’s fading. We need to revive it.”

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This image was featured in this week’s Indian Country Today Media Network newsletter.

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