2016-2017 Miss Indian World Contestants

Posted By Paul G April 16th, 2016 Last Updated on: April 16th, 2016

Who will be the next Miss Indian World?

Find out live April 30, 2016 live.  Be sure to watch the live stream to see the crowning.

From the Gathering of Nations website:

Much more than a competition, throughout the 5-day exciting experience, MIW contestants share a journey of “sisterhood” as they represent their tribes & communities, form lifelong friendships & memories, participate in a full stage production of the Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations and culminating in the crowning of the new Miss Indian World in front of sold out audience on Saturday night.

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.

Each MIW contestant will compete in the areas of:

  • Public Speaking
  • Personal Interview
  • Traditional Talent Presentation
  • Dance
  • Essay

Each category above is judged based on the MIW contestants’ own cultural knowledge.
The Newly crowned 2016-2017 Miss Indian World will spend her year traveling* extensively throughout the USA, Canada and Internationally.

Below is the list of this year's contestants.


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