Miss Indian World speaks to students

Ponca City Now - November 25, 2015 1:43 pm

Miss Indian World Cheyenne Brady recently spoke to students at Lincoln Elementary. She talked about being healthy, eating the right foods, getting exercise, being respectful, bullying, setting goals, heritage and careers.

Brady hopes to instill a sense of pride in Native youth and encourage them to embrace their culture. She told students to be proud of who they are. She also talked about growing up in Pawnee, Oklahoma, then moving to North Dakota.

She explained how the pageant was a dream of hers and how she did not give up the first time she competed and did not win.

Brady was crowned in April at the Gathering of Nations pow wow in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has ties to Ponca City, and her aunt and uncle live here. She grew up in Pawnee, where her grandparents still live.

Brady is a member of the Sac and Fox Nation and also represents the Hidatsa Arikara, Cheyenne, Pawnee, Otoe, Kiowa Apache, and Tonkawa tribes.

She is a champion dancer in the buckskin category and is a college student in North Dakota working on her Masters in Health Education. She was recently accepted into North Dakota State University’s graduate school program for American Indian Public Health.

From left: Cheyenne Brady, Doug Eagle and Garland Kent Jr.

 

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