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1st Annual
Miss Navajo Nation
Half Marathon

Date:  Saturday, July 20, 2024
Location:  Summit of Window Rock, AZ to Sawmill, AZ

Registration Begins    5:00 AM (DST)
Run Begins    6:00 AM (DST)

For more information, please contact OMNN via Email or Phone.

Introducing the 72nd Annual
Miss Navajo Nation Contestants

The Office of Miss Navajo Nation and Miss Navajo Nation 2023-2024, Amy N. Begaye are pleased to announce the 72nd Annual Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Contestants. We are thankful and honored to have six contestants who have stepped forward to participate in this year's pageant.

The OMNN is very grateful for our six contestants and their families for participating in the 72nd Annual Miss Navajo Nation Pageant. We wish the best of luck to all young ladies.

This year's 72nd Annual Miss Navajo Nation Pageant is scheduled for September 2, 2024 through September 6, 2024 with the Pageant Coronation on Saturday, September 7, 2024.



An Era of Rejuvenation


The new Miss Navajo Nation crown was created and was designed with a pure mind and good intentions because Miss Navajo Nation meets dozens of people on a daily basis and represents the Navajo Nation. The new design was meant to signify the resiliency and strength of a Diné woman and female holy deities. At the top of the crown are points that are adorned with white shell stones that signify Yoołgai Asdzáá or White Shell Woman. Below the points of the crown are cut-out webs representative of Na’ashjé’ii Asdzáá (Spider Woman) that surround a turquoise stone. At the base of the crown, is hand-stamped work signifying the old-style of Navajo silversmithing designs.

This new design brings with it a new era and a generation born after the millennials that are emerging as the next big thing for the Nation. The new Miss Navajo Nation crown was produced by Matthew Charley of Vanderwagon, New Mexico.


Miss Navajo Nation


Amy N. Reeves-Begaye



Yá’át’ééh! Shí eí Amy N. Begaye yinishyé. Bit’ahnii nishłí, Naasht’ézhí Tábaahá báshíshchíín adóó Hashk’aan Hadzohí dashicheii, Kinyaa’áanii dashinalí. Shimá eí Odessa Reeves wolyé, Shizhé’é eí Leroy Begay wolyé. Shimasaní eí Lorraine Reeves wolyé, Shicheii eí Leo Reeves Sr wolyé int’éé. Shinalí asdzáán eí Lillie Begay wolyé, Shinalí hastíín eí Henry Begay Sr. wolyé int’éé. Nileí Todinéézhéé dóó Beclabitó déé iiyisi naashá. Chiyáán azéé íłinigi bił naztí’igi éí baíníshta’. K’ad shí eí Naabeehó Diné Bi’cheeké Naaki dii miil dóó bi’aan Naadíín táá dóó Naaki dii miil dóó bi’aan Naadíín díí nishłí.

-Ahé’héé nitsaagó.



Hello! My name is Amy N. Begaye and I am of the Folded Arms People, born for the Zuni Edge Water People, my maternal grandparents of the Yucca Fruit Strung on a Line People, and my paternal grandparents are of the Towering House People. I am 25 years-old and I reside in the communities of Kayenta, Arizona and Beclabito, New Mexico. My parents are Odessa Reeves and Leroy Begay. My maternal grandparents are Lorraine Reeves and the late Leo L. Reeves Sr. My parents grandparents are Lillie Begay and the late Henry G. Begay Sr. I also have two younger sisters. I attended Dixie State University where I hold a Bachelors of Science in Population Health with an emphasis in Public Health. I also am a Masters Student at Arizona State University with a concentration in Medical Nutrition.

-Thank you!

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Office of Miss Navajo Nation

Carletta Benally,  Program Supervisor

Amy N. Reeves-Begaye,  Miss Navajo Nation 2023-2024

Ason Begaye,  Temporary Office Specialist

Harmony Begaye,  Temporary Office Assistant

Mission Statement

In keeping with Navajo culture and tradition, the role of Miss Navajo Nation is to exemplify the essence and characters of First Woman, White Shell Woman, and Changing Woman and to display leadership as the Goodwill Ambassador. Miss Navajo represents womanhood and fulfills the role of “grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister” to the Navajo people and therefore she can speak as a leader, teacher, counselor, advisor and friend.

In March 1999, the Branch Chiefs of the Navajo Government agreed that one of the fundamental principles of the Navajo Governmental should be the preservation of the Navajo culture. It shall be the mission of the Office of Miss Navajo Nation to encourage every Navajo to assist in the preservation of Navajo culture and Miss Navajo Nation will represent the importance of Navajo Women with respect and honor.


The purpose of the Office of Miss Navajo Nation is to assist Miss Navajo Nation with the scheduling of her itinerary, providing support services, chaperoning Miss Navajo Nation during travel, managing the administrative matters of the office and coordinating educational activities that include the history, tradition, and culture of the Navajo people.

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