Letter: Miss Indian Rodeo 2009 to promote Indian rodeo

Hello, Ya'at'eeh everyone,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that on Oct. 4, I embarked on my mission to enlighten people, promote positive knowledge about Indian Rodeo and encourage our Native American youth to learn, compete and enhance their love of Indian Rodeo. I had the opportunity to vie for and earn the coveted title of Miss Indian Rodeo 2009 during the 33rd Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR) at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

I am of the Navajo Tribe. My clans are The One Who Walks Around You Clan, born for Sleep Rock People Clan. I was born and raised on the Navajo Nation in Greasewood Springs, Ariz. I am the proud daughter of Clarina and John Boyd Jr. I am a 2005 graduate of Ganado High School. Now the age of 21, I am currently attending Scottsdale Community College, in Scottsdale, majoring in culinary arts with a minor in business.

It will be an honor to wave my hand high and proud to represent the INFR regions across Native America to help it grow into a bigger and better organization and to join our people as one. Indian Rodeo today teaches responsibility, dedication and hard work. I believe the most important thing is family and being able to be a part of a rodeo family. The motto I grew up with is "Rope your dreams," which basically means: work hard in life, keep trying and never give up. All things are possible through Christ if you just believe. Throughout my reign I will enlighten the public about Indian Rodeo and encourage our Native American youth to discover, compete and expand their love of Indian Rodeo because I believe that our youth is our future.

I thank my Creator for making everything possible for me. I also thank my family and friends who have supported me. A special Thank You to all my sponsors: Native Fencing, C Bar C Ranching and Keeton Productions. I also would like to thank the cowboys and cowgirls in all regions because without you there would be no organization to represent.   

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you all at upcoming rodeos. God bless you all and safe travels.

Brittany B Boyd

Miss Indian Rodeo 2009

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