A word from Miss Western Navajo 2006-2007 Tasheena Tisi

Hello, my people of the great Navajo Nation. This is Tasheena Tisi Miss Western Navajo 2006-2007. I was recently crowned Saturday Oct. 7 at the Greyhills Academy High School Auditorium. I would like to take the opportunity to have you all become familiar with who I am. I'm of the Towering House clan from Tolani Lake.

I'm born for the Salt People clan from Coppermine. My maternal grandfathers are of the Tangle clan from Sandsprings. My paternal grandfathers are of the Manygoats clan from Cedar Ridge.

My parents are Steven and MaryAnn Tisi of Tuba City. My maternal grandparents are The Late Johnny and Nona Begay. My paternal grandparents are Charlie and Mary C. Tisi. I come from a family of three consisting of one older brother Brandon and one younger sister Stevielynn who also holds the 2006-2007 Miss Western Teen title. I attend Tuba City High, am seventeen years old, and a student of the Class of 2007!

I hold a very excellent standard as a student of Tuba City High and carry the values as setting good examples for my peers. I have a positive outlook for my Navajo people as a whole philosophy as walking in beauty. I, holding this title, believe that I will get the opportunity to get the message out to the great people of the Navajo Nation about carrying on our values and creating a legacy for the future.

I will be advocating for the veterans, elderly, youth, and all citizens of the great Dine Nation. I have a close working relationship with the veterans organization/group here in my community and participate in many youth sponsored events. I dedicate a great number of hours to community service to make myself a more productive individual.

I would like to send a message out telling all people of the Navajo Nation as the winter season is near to assist any elderly individual in any way possible. Please take the effort in helping with their needs such as firewood and livestock care. Let's show our elders that they aren't forgotten.

To the youth - as we are well into the second part of the semester - let's make the best effort in excelling to the fullest.

To the people of the Navajo Nation please take the effort in voting in the Navajo Nation elections. Every vote counts so take the time in deciding whom you'll vote for. To the little toddlers, let's get back to school as the Navajo Nation Head Start services are back in operation.

Let's all have good ethics and effort in continuing the success of the Navajo people. Let's respect the tradition and values of our ancestors.

To the parents of the today's youth, I ask you, please begin teaching your children their kinship background such as clans, who their relatives are and self-respect. This concept is very vital for the future and in the course of time.

Continue living everyday with high goals and ethics so you'll become successful.

Overall, my Dine people, let's take this opportunity in creating a better future and stabilize ourselves for generations to come. Be strong, think positive and keep your heads held up high.

I would also like to take the opportunity in saying a great Thank You to my family, Uncles Johnson, Wilson, and Johnny, my Aunts Elsie, Leila, my parents, and everyone that has continued in supporting my ambitions for the future.

May you all walk in beauty on the path of the corn pollen into the rise of the dawn within Great Spirit of the great Navajo Nation!!

For invitation, booking and contact information you may inquire by contacting the Office of Miss Western Navajo through email at MissWestern Navajo@yahoo.com.

Tasheena Tisi Miss Western Navajo 2006-2007

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