Northwest Indian Youth Conference (NWIYC) Crowns New 2019-2020 Miss NWIYC 

Myke Malaina Moore

Published May 18, 2019

FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION  The Fort Hall NWIYC Committee is excited to announce the new 2019-2020 Miss NWIYC is Myke Moore, Shoshone-Bannock of Fort Hall.  Earlier this week, former Miss NWIYC Mary Benally officially resigned due to personal reasons.

NWIYC Conference Coordinator, Jessica James, states, “I would like to congratulate Myke on being selected as the newly crowned Miss NWIYC and wish her a successful year of representing NWIYC as she travels from powwow to powwow.”  The NWIYC title is honorable and recognizable not only in the northwest but also represents the mid-west. James further states, “We had a Lakota youth group that came as far as Northwest Nebraska at this year’s NWIYC conference. They were excited to visit our region and meet youth from the Pacific Northwest.”

Miss NWIYC is an ambassador for all Tribes in the Pacific Northwest including Idaho, Oregon, California and Washington states and represents Native American youth in leadership, culture, health, education, and empowerment.

Myke Malaina Moore is 15-years-old and enrolled with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Fort Hall. Myke’s newe (Shoshone) name is Buna’bede (meaning the ‘only one’), she was named by her cagu naap (maternal Grandma) Iva Lee Osborne, meaning she is her father’s only daughter.  Myke is the daughter of George Moore of Pyramid Lake, Nevada and Wendy Farmer of Fort Hall.  Myke attends high school at Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and actively plays 9th grade Basketball and maintains a 3.0 GPA.  Myke also enjoys playing softball, camping, salmon fishing, traveling to pow-wows in Indian Country and having new adventures with her family.

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