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Miss NAIA Princess 2023

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Choctaw / Lakota / Blackfoot

Princess & Junior Princess Rules & Regulations

Miss NAIA Princess

Applicant must be between the ages of 17-25 years of age.

Junior NAIA Princess

Applicant must be between the ages of 12-16 years of age.

ALL Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must possess knowledge of her Native American cultural heritage.
  • Applicants must have graduated from an accredited high school, or have a GED certificate from an accredited institution. If attending a junior college, college or university, applicants must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Must represent NAIA at public events at least 3 times. Applicant must be willing and available to represent the NAIA at special events to improve public relations between Indians and the non-Indian community.
  • Must attend at least 1 other Indian Pow Wow or cultural event outside Tennessee representing NAIA.
  • Applicant must provide her own Indian tribal dress for demonstration.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be a dance participant at the NAIA Annual Pow Wow as a goodwill ambassador.
  • Applicants must be of good moral character.
  • Applicants must be at least 1/8 degree Indian blood from a federally- or state-recognized tribe.
  • Applicants must be able to provide documentation when requested.
  • Applicants must be willing to attend NAIA Board meetings.
  • Applicants must be a Tennessee resident, as determined by the Board.
  • Deadline: Nominations must be received by September 1 at 12:00 noon.
  • Winners will be announced at the NAIA Annual Indian Education Pow Wow and Fall Festival.
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