6 vie for coveted Miss Navajo Nation crown

By Lane Franklin
Navajo Times

WINDOW ROCK, Aug. 21, 2014

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TOP TO BOTTOM: Koltey Tso, McKeon Dempsey,Ann-Marie Salt, Shannon Gorman, Farrah Mailboy and Ronda Joe.

Selfless describes the six women trying out for the title of Miss Navajo Nation.

The 2014 Miss Navajo Nation Pageant schedule of events is as follows:

Wednesday, Sept. 3

8 a.m. Butchering/bread making competition, Navajo Nation Fairgrounds

Thursday, Sept. 4 at Navajo Arts & Crafts tent.

9 a.m. – Contemporary skills and talent competition 2 p.m. – Traditional skills and talent competition

Friday, Sept. 5 – (closed to public)

9 a.m. – Navajo interview panel judging 1 p.m. – Miss Navajo Nation contestants “meet & greet” at Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise in Window Rock

Saturday, Sept. 6

8 a.m. – Navajo Nation parade

6 p.m. – Coronation of Miss Navajo Nation 2014-15, Navajo Arts & Crafts

Sunday, Sept. 7 – Navajo Arts & Crafts

9 a.m. – Brunch (induction of Natasha Hardy, Miss Navajo Nation 2013-14)

The title represents a unique opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream, give back to the children or strengthen the Navajo language.

From Sept. 3-6, the pageant will be in full swing with events such as sheep butchering, fry-bread contest, talent competition, Miss Photogenic competition, and the demonstration of contemporary and traditional skills.

The contestants are Ann Marie Salt, Shannon Gorman, Farrah Mailboy, McKeon Dempsey, Ronda Joe and Koltey Tso.

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