Dozens of women will be vying for the title of Miss Indian World at the end of April in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Among the competitors is Taylor Haskett, current Miss Shoshone-Bannock.
According to an article posted in the Idaho State Journal, Haskett currently works at Sho-Ban Jr./Sr. High School as a paraprofessional. During her high school years, she was involved with the National FFA Organization which helped her with her public speaking skills. She has since competed in the Power County Young Woman of Excellence program and the Miss Northwest Indian Youth Conference, which she won.
In case you're unfamiliar with Miss Indian World, the competition is held each year at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in New Mexico.
“As a prestigious cultural ambassador for Native people throughout the World, the new Miss Indian World will then spend her year traveling, when the opportunities arise, and promoting cultural awareness, diversity & the Gathering of Nations Pow wow globally.”
So whether or not Haskett wins, we already know all these ladies are a great asset to their community and tribes.
The 2017 Miss Indian World competition takes place Thursday, April 27th at the Albuquerque Convention Center in the Kiva Auditorium.
Tickets for the event will be available at the door for $15 or buy online in advance.
Good luck to all the ladies!