This past weekend Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua Williams (Shinnecock) was elected the new Miss Native American USA 2017! This pageant is considered one of the bigs among the Native American pageant world. Many of the young Native women vying for this years #MNAUSA title came to the table bringing stellar and accomplished backgrounds in education & personal experience, all wanting to make a positive difference for their own communities and Indigenous people abroad.
Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua Williams hails from Long Island, New York, a member of the Shinnecock Nation. The 24-year-old holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication and a minor in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently a Marketing and Communication Assistant at Peconic Land Trust, a company which conserves Long Island's working farms, natural lands, and heritage. Williams' platform is to spread the message of empowering Indigenous women throughout Indian Country by focusing on identity connection to the larger society, and the ability to encourage one another.
Tribal Titleholders are generally brought in to inspire our Native youth & communities, they are goodwill ambassardors. To book Autumn for your next event, email your request to:
Photo of Autumn Rose Williams by Mehtab Kaur
Right before the pageant began, I got a chance to spend time with visiting Tribal Attendants! Our powwows.com Facebook Live Stream for this segment pulled down over 25K views alone, wow, great job ladies! Here we are getting ready to go LIVE!!
Here we are getting ready to go LIVE!!
Check out our Live Stream with the visiting Tribal Royalty at the Miss Native American USA Pageant 2017!
One of the most adorable moments of the night was watching Tashina Atine – CEO of #MNAUSA pageant take a photo with the youngest visiting tribal attendant, because of events like these, this young lady will grow up knowing that she will have many terrific Indigenous women to look up to and someday, aspire to be like! ❤️
Check out Tashina's official welcome to the Miss Native American USA Pageant 2017!