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59th Miss Indian Arizona Crowned

Due to developments with the coronavirus, the Miss Indian Arizona Association (MIAA) canceled the 2020-21 Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program. The decision was made to help maintain the safety of all those who attend and are involved with the Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program. In order to continue the Scholarship program during 2020-21, MIAA decided to hold a virtual crowning ceremony of a new “Miss” from the 2019-20 MIA Court

Amy Spotted Wolf was crowned Miss Indian Arizona 2020-21; she is from the Fresnal Canyon Community in the Baboquivari District on the Tohono O'odham Nation. She is the 23-year-old daughter of Michael and Marilyn Spotted Wolf. Her maternal grandparents are the late Francis Ventura Noriego and Felix Noriego and her paternal grandparents are Rose Marie Spotted Wolf (Muskogee Creek, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma) and Lloyd Spotted Wolf Sr. (Hidatsa)

Amy is a senior at the University of Arizona (U of A) where she is pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and studies under the Indigenous Teacher Education Project (ITEP). She is one of the U of A College of Education 2020 Erasmus Circle Scholars. Amy works at the Thrive Center as a Peer Mentor for 1st year Indigenous students and serves as the Baboquivari District Representative and Secretary of the Tohono O'odham Nation Youth Council

During her year of reign as Miss Indian Arizona. Amy's platform is to embrace change to virtually strengthen and learn from our connections as the Indigenous People of Arizona

First Attendant to Miss Indian Arizona is Autumn Rose Cooper, Akimel O'odham member of the Gila River Indian Community. She is the 23-year-old daughter of Joseph Cooper Jr. and Frederica Cooper. Her maternal grandparents are Darlene Antone and Philbert Morgan and her paternal grandparents are Loretta Jackson and the late Joseph Cooper Sr. Autumn is the oldest sibling to Brittany, Joseph III, and Derek Cooper

Autumn is employed with the Gila River Indian Community in the Employment & Training Department and is currently attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College pursuing a major in Communications

Autumn's platform is to promote self-identity through Self-Love and Self-Confidence, in order to continue to live a happy and healthy life mentally and physically. Although coronavirus has resulted in the cancellation of Tribal events and gatherings in order to keep our communities safe, the Miss Indian Arizona court has adapted to the virtual environment and plans to continue participating in events and conducting outreach through social media and virtual platforms.







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