SIX NATIONS — Six Nations member Kyleigh Farmer is travelling to Albuquerque, New Mexico this month to compete in the Miss Indian World pageant.
Farmer is one of three contestants from Canada in the pageant and the only Haudenosaunee ambassador this year.
The Miss Indian World pageant is held yearly at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. This year’s event runs from April 25-27.
The current and outgoing Miss Indian World, Taylor Talbi’ Denzhoone Susan from the White Mountain Apache and Walker River Paiute communities will turn over her crown to one of this year’s 18 contestants from across the indigenous world.
Six Nations has had two women take the title of Miss Indian World previously. In 2002, Tia Smith of the Cayuga Nation was awarded the title. Dakota Brant held the position in 2010.
Farmer previously held the title of Miss Six Nations in 2017.