A woman from Western Alaska will be competing later this month for the title of Miss Indian World.
Megan Leary, a graduate of Bethel Regional High School, will compete in the Miss Indian World Cultural Pageant April 22-26 at the Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque.
KYUK reports (http://is.gd/8Rbchx) Leary is the former Miss Cama-i and Miss World Eskimo Indian Olympics.
She says she’s excited to represent Alaska in the pageant, and is putting the finishing touches by beading and sewing some regalia.
She has a lot of Yup’ik clothing already since she grew up in the Bethel region, but is making a dress and a pair of mukluks to highlight her Athabascan heritage.
As of Thursday, she has raised about half of the $3,000 she needs for trip to New Mexico.
Leary’s fundraising site: http://is.gd/rX5is4
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