Oneida Nation Royalty 2011-12
(Left to Right) Lesette Hill-Waubanascum ~ Lil Miss Oneida
Ululani Nunies ~ Miss Oneida
Katy Marie-Bermke ~ Jr. Miss Oneida
2011-12 Miss Oneida, Jr. Miss Oneida, and Lil Miss Oneida Pageant
Miss Oneida Application
Miss Oneida Flyer
For More Information Contact:
Miss Oneida Pageant Volunteers
Rich Figueroa (920) 496-5026
Tana Aguirre (920) 869-4239
Racquel Hill (920) 869-4388
Iris Metoxen (920) 562-5767
The Miss Oneida/ Jr. Miss Oneida/ Lil Miss Oneida Pageant is not a beauty pageant. The individuals chosen to be Miss Oneida need to be between the ages of 18–25 and for Jr. Miss between the ages of 13–17. Eligibility requirements for both titles are: 1) Must be single with no children (does not co-habitate), 2) Does not smoke, drink, or use drugs, and 3) Has a positive outlook on life. The contestants are judged on the way they present themselves, ie. public speaking, poise, confidence, etc. They are also judged on their knowledge of the culture and a traditional talent.
As for Li’l Miss Oneida, the contestants must be 1) between the ages of 7–12, 2) Be in good standing in school, and 3) Has a positive outlook on life. The Li’l Miss contestants are also judged on the way they present themselves, ie. public speaking, poise, confidence, etc.
Our Oneida Royalty has become such an integral part of our culture. The passing along of our cultural history is paramount in preserving our identity and traditions as ‘People of the Standing Stone’. The teachings of our ancestors are our lifeline to ensure that we remember our traditions, now, and for the seven generations to come. This will become a vital part of the newly crowned royalty’s responsibility.
Miss Oneida, Jr. Miss Oneida and Lil Miss Oneida will hold their titles for one (1) year as young ambassadors for the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. They will be responsible for attending various Tribal events and many other events in the surrounding communities.