Jr. Miss and Miss Keetoowah
Official Tribal Ambassadors
Every two years the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians holds a pageant to select a Jr. Miss and Miss Keetoowah. Ladies that are exclusive UKB members between the ages of 18-21 are eligible to run for Miss Keetoowah, while ladies between 13-17 that are exclusive UKB members may run for Jr. Miss Keetoowah.
The pageant includes a variety of activities including presenting a platform and a talent showcase. Once chosen, each young lady serves as a goodwill ambassador for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians to promote the culture, traditions and heritage of the Keetoowah people.
Ambassadors are guided by the United Keetoowah Band Ambassador Committee. For inquiries about Jr. Miss and Miss Keetoowah, please email email@example.com.
Miss Keetoowah Koley Boyd
2018 - 2020
Koley Boyd is the 2018-2020 Miss Keetoowah ambassador for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Boyd was crowned on September 28 in Tahlequah after performing a cultural presentation and presenting a platform concerning Native American children in foster care, a cause very personal to her.
“The reason why I wanted to shine a light on the foster care system is because I was in it at one time,” says Boyd. “It traumatized me but overall, it did touch me and I want to be vocal about this topic.”
Boyd said she is proud to represent her tribe and will take her duties seriously.
“To me, being Miss Keetoowah means I can get us out there and show people we are here,” she said. “I always have to inform people about UKB. I just really means a lot to me to get our name out there.”
Jr. Miss Keetoowah
2018 - 2020
Destinee Kingfisher-Wolfe is the 2018-2020 Jr. Miss Keetoowah ambassador for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Kingfisher-Wolfe was crowned on September 28 in Tahlequah after performing a cultural presentation and presenting a platform concerning bullying after she was bullied for her Cherokee heritage in school.
“When I was in 5th grade, I was getting bullied not only because of my size, but also because I was different than the other kids,” she said. “I got bullied so much, my mom had to take me out of there and home school me for two years. Since then, my mom told me that it is OK to be different and they don’t understand how we were raised.”
She hopes to use both her title and platform to educate others about the Keetoowahs.
“Being Jr. Miss Keetoowah means I have the opportunity to be vocal about my culture,” she said. “I know a lot and this gives me a chance to educate people who have no idea who Native Americans are. My heart is in this and I just love being UKB.”