She:kon my name is Raven Iakonie:ien Swamp and I am proud to be your 2017-2018 Miss Indian World! I
am a 23 years old, I am a Mohawk of the turtle clan and I live in Kahnawa:ke, Q.C.
With four years experience, I currently teach my language at Karihwano:ron, my local Mohawk Immersion School. Aside from the language I am also passionate about gardening.
Together a group of friends and I have begun a grassroots community garden initiative where we are promoting traditional whole foods, self -sufficiency and collective planting practices.
Language revitalization and Indigenous Food Sovereignty are important issues to me.
During my time as Miss Indian World I would like to focus on the importance of these issues.
Tho niiowen:nake, Niawenhko:wa Raven Swamp
* Travel may be more or less than previous years depending on appearance requests. Miss Indian World is a role model to young and old and help to educate and demonstrate the beauty and diversity of Native American culture as well as represent the Gathering of Nations throughout her travels.