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2017 Miss Indian UNM Pageant

April 18, 2017 - Dorene DiNaro

Miss Indian UNM Graphic The 2017 Miss Indian UNM Pageant will be held this Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in the UNM Continuing Education Auditorium.  The 2017-2018 Miss Indian UNM will be crowned at the event, and we will also say farewell to the current Miss Indian UNM, Marika Trujillo. 

This year’s contestants are all from the Navajo Nation.  Paige Augustine, is a sophomore studying nursing and Native American Studies; Lakeisha Kee, a sophomore studying biology, health medicine, and human values; and Caitlynn Mayhew, a Junior studying biology, chemistry, and Native American Studies. The current Miss Indian UNM, Marika Trujillo,

The Miss Indian UNM program was founded in 1952 by the UNM Kiva Club student organization. Miss Indian UNM serves as an ambassador for the University of New Mexico and the surrounding American Indian community through participation in conferences, workshops, powwows, tribal ceremonies, parades, school visitations, special appearances, various socials, and a variety of UNM-affiliated events.

For more information on any of the contestants or the pageant, please visit the AISS Miss Indian website.