Four contestants will also participate in the 2014 Junior Miss Indian Oklahoma pageant: Pakanli Ramsey, Chickasaw; Lindsey Harjo, Seminole; Alexis Tanyan, Iowa; Adelia Brown, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees.
Pakanli Ramsey, 14, is in ninth grade at Ada Junior High. Her pageant platform is Emotional Domestic Violence. She is the daughter of Jennifer Watson, Ada.
Lindsey Harjo’s platform is Native American Women Leadership. Harjo, 17, is the daughter of Tina Harjo and Bryan Harjo. She is a senior at McCloud High School and she has previously served as Jr. Miss Indian OKC and Jr. Miss Seminole Nation.
Alexis Tanyan, 16, is the daughter of Tracy and Leslie Tanyan, Oklahoma City. Her platform is Heart Health Awareness for Native Americans. She is a sophomore at Westmoore High School and has served as Iowa Tribal Princess, Jr. Miss Iowa Tribal Princess and Iowa Tiny-Tot Princess.
Adelia Brown, 13, is in the eighth grade at Tahlequah Middle School. Her platform is Bullying in School. She is the daughter of Kimberly-Jumper Brown.
Miss Indian Oklahoma 2013 Robynn Rulo and 2013 Jr. Miss Indian Oklahoma Nikki Amos will be recognized during the pageant.
The pageant is sponsored by the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women.
Established in 1969, OFIW’s mission is “the advancement of the economic and social welfare of the American Indian; the development of education and cultural programs; preservation of Indian culture and traditions; and to portray the true image of the American Indian.”
For more information, please contact Andrea Mann, (405) 831-6394, or visit the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women website, www.OFIW.org.