Hoktvke enfvyvtis em omvlkv – Women Guiding with All Her Might
By staff Writer
On Saturday March 22, 2014, the Mvskoke Women’s Leadership 2014 Awards dinner was held at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Nutrition center located at the tribal complex north of Okmulgee, Oklahoma. The evening included dinner, entertainment provided by Flute player Scottie Harjo, and presentation of the 2014 Leadership awards.
Mvskoke Women’s Leadership is a women’s group supporting and promoting local activities for Native women in all aspects of physical, mental, and spiritual health. They provide a network and support system for the empowerment of all women in the Mvskoke Community. The Leadership Awards are to recognize and honor the dedication, strength, and excellence of who we are as Mvskoke women.
The recipients of the awards were nominated and chosen for their commitment to cultural preservation, leadership, and community service.
Elementary Student of the Year:
Jadyn Williams, Bear Clan, Tvlwv Rakko
Middle School Student of the Year:
Erin Bunner, Bird Clan, Thlopthlocco Tribal Town
High School Student of the Year:
Bailee Allen, Polecat Grounds
College Student of the Year:
Jordan Harmon, Deer Clan, Koweta
Artist of the Year:
Sandy Fife-Wilson, Raccoon Clan, Tvkvpvce Tribal Town
Professional of the Year:
Ramona “Lynelle” Roberts, Bear Clan, Tvlwv Rakko
Humanitarian/Volunteer of the Year:
LuAnn Bear, Alligator Clan, Nuyaka
Mother of the Year:
Debbie Ridge, Bird Clan, Broken Arrow
Woman of the Year:
Lauren Randall, Bear Clan, Tvlwv Rakko