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Miss Indian Arizona 2019 - 2020 Participants

Autumn CooperAutumn Cooper- Gila River Indian Community

• Autumn Cooper is the twenty-two-year-old daughter of Joseph Cooper Jr. and Janice Antone. She is a member of the Gila River Indian Community.

• In her free time she enjoy learning, practicing and producing various types of media using photography and videography. Sewing traditional skirts with her mom, and traveling and learning about new places.

• If selected as Miss Indian Arizona her platform would promote self-identity through self-love.

• Autumn is a 2016 graduate of Basha High School and currently works at the Employment and Training Department of the Gila River Indian Community.

Audriana MitchellAudriana Mitchell - Colorado River Indian Tribes

• Audriana Mitchell is the twenty-one- year-old daughter of Harlietta Mitchell and is a Navajo member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.

• One of her personal goals is she would like to be an ambassador for Native youth. One of her many passions is working with Native youth and showing them there are many ways in which they can help their communities. In the future she would like to travel to different Tribal Communities to meet with the youth and engage them in fun activities and also help gain interest in serving their community.

• Currently, Audriana is attending Mesa Community College pursuing her major in communications.

• If selected as Miss Indian Arizona, Audriana has two passions she would like to address. The first one is having our Native youth be more involved in their communities, and the second one to preserve our traditional teachings.

Ki-Ana ReinaKi-Ana Reina- Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

• Ki-Ana Reina is the twenty-three-year-old daughter of Nellie Silversmith-Reina and Edward Pacer Reina. She is a member of the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community.

• Kiana is a graduate of Salt River Accelerated Learning Academy and is a current student at Scottsdale Community College where she is pursuing her degree in Communications.

• If chosen as Miss Indian Arizona her platform would be to promote self-love and growth in all aspects of life for the next generation. Ki-ana states” I truly believe that in order to show love for anyone it must start by knowing and loving yourself first.”

• Her interests include traveling, photography, film, attending concerts and spending time with her family at baseball games. She would love to have the opportunity to work with the Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball team in the Public Relations Department. One day she would like to start her own business in photography and film.

Amy Spotted WolfAmy Spotted Wolf- Tohono O’Odham Nation

• Amy Spotted Wolf is the twenty-one-year-old daughter of Michael and Marilyn Spotted Wolf. She is an enrolled member of the Tohono O’Odham Nation.

• If selected as Miss Indian Arizona she will promote encouragement for others to pursue a higher education so that they can indigenize spaces that Native Americans are typically not a part of.

• She is a 2016 graduate of Cienega High School and currently attends the University of Arizona where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

• Amy has a very wide range of interests. She stated” I really enjoy learning about new things, especially if it is about Tohono O'odham traditions and history. I love to play the traditional Tohono O'odham woman's game of toka and I enjoy sharing about the game with other O'odham women.

Kiara GoseyunKiara Goseyun- San Carlos Apache Tribe

• Kiara Goseyun is the twenty-year-old daughter of Patrick Goseyun and Marthalin Bylas. She is a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and lives in Bylas, Arizona.

• Kiara states “If I were to be selected as the next Miss Indian Arizona the platform I would promote is to Connect the Generations. I want to connect the many generations so we could learn our native language, culture, traditions and values from those who came before us; grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, moms, dads, etc.”

• Kiara is a graduate from Fort Thomas High School and a recent graduate from Eastern Arizona College.

• She enjoys playing basketball and softball in tournaments with her family and has a passion for volunteering. Her personal goal is to be more confidents in herself and to challenge her limits.



Teya Johnson TigerTeya Johnson-Tiger- Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

•  Teya Johnson-Tiger is the twenty-year-old daughter if Christopher Tiger and Janet Johnson. She is an enrolled member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

• Her interests include traveling, networking, and serving her community. Teya states “Having the opportunity to travel within the states, as well as internationally has helped me become the person I am today. I have learned to better my communication skills and to appreciate other ethnic backgrounds.”

• If selected as Miss Indian Arizona, Teya will further promote the importance of Indigenous votes.

• She is a student at Scottsdale Community College where she is pursuing her degree in Tourism. Her educational goal is to obtain a Master’s degrees in hospitality from Northern State University.

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