Former Miss Indian UNM Titleholders

Miss Indian UNM has served as an ambassador and represented not only the Native American community, but the University of New Mexico at various functions and gatherings throughout years. These functions and gatherings have included conferences, workshops, powwows, tribal ceremonies and celebrations, parades, school visitations, special appearances, various socials, and a variety of UNM-affiliated events.

The title of Miss Indian UNM was initiated by Kiva Club, a UNM Student Organization founded in 1952, in response to the inception of Miss Indian World. Currently, American Indian Student Services supports the current Miss Indian UNM in pageant preparation and advisement.

The following are past Miss Indian UNM title holders:


2016-17 Marika Trujillo, Laguna Pueblo


2015-16 Reneta Yazzie, Navajo


2014-15 Melodie Cruz, Ohkay Owingeh

Deliah Kinsel
2013-14 Deliah Kinsel, Navajo

Wahleah Watson
2012-13 Wahleah R. Watson, Navajo

Monika Honeyestewa
2011-12 Monika Honeyestewa, Laguna Pueblo

Se'mana Seukteoma
2010-11 Se'mana Seukteoma, Laguna Pueblo

Rachel Brown
2009-2010 Rachel Brown, Navajo

Natalie Becenti
2008-09 Natalie Becenti, Acoma Pueblo

Juanita Toledo
2007-08 Juanita Toledo, Jemez Pueblo

Elesha Jim
2006-07 Elesha Jim, Navajo

Jackie Walker
2005-06 Jacquelyn Walker, Cochiti Pueblo

Jessica Valdez
2004-05 Jessica Valdez, Tesuque Pueblo

Gerrilyn Tsosie
2003-04 Gerrilyn Tsosie, Navajo

Santee Lewis
2002-03 Santee Lewis, Navajo

All of the past Miss Indian UNM title holders have not all been identified or recognized. If you know a previous Miss Indian UNM or were a title holder, please contact the reigning Miss Indian UNM.