Miss Native American USA Winner Crowned

Congratulations to Kristina Hyatt, winner of the 2015 Miss Native American USA pageant held August 8, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. The four-round competition included categories such as personal interviews, evening gown, talent, and traditional regalia showcases.Singer/songwriter Sage Bond, was the evening's entertainment. Having previously won the title of Miss Cherokee, Hyatt is the first tribal member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee to compete in the national pageant.  

Kristina, a dental hygienist, plans to use her platform to further educate the Native community on the importance of good dental health. “… I'm very excited to have this opportunity to go out there and make a difference for Indian country,” she says, “I want to make a difference, not only for my Tribe, but throughout Indian Country.” Congratulations, Kristina!

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