2022 JR. MISS INDIAN OKLAHOMA - Nuka Nivy Yarholar
Nivy Jane Yarholar is the 17 year old daughter of Dijay and Erin Yarholar. Her name, Nuka Nivy, is Comanche and means "Pretty Dancing Girl". She has 2 younger sisters, Naumi and Tommie. Nivy's grandparents are Vernon and Tonah Yarholar, Marsha Chibitty, and the late Thomas Chibitty. Nivy comes from the Lumpmouth, Bailey, Mihe-coby, and Harjo families. Nivy is Comanche, Mvskoke, Seminole, Cheyenne, and Arapaho. Through her Comanche family, she is a descendant of Big Looking Glass and of the Gyp Water Band. Through her Seminole family, she is of the Ocese Band. Nivy is of the Bear Clan through her mother and maternal grandmother. Through her Cheyenne & Arapaho family, she is a descendant of Chief Black Kettle and Chief White Antelope.
Nivy is a Junior at Moore High School where she maintains a 4.22 GPA and is currently in the top 9% of her graduating class. Nivy plays on the varsity basketball team, is active in the Native American Club, and dances fancy shawl in the Moore JOM Dance Troupe. Nivy loves to get involved in her community. She has participated in the Moore High School Alumni Association Moore War 5k every year since 8th grade. She organized a school wide fundraiser to support Second Chance Animal Sanctuary. She helped fill in as a coach for her sisters cheerleading team & basketball teams. Nivy helped run stations for MHS Little Lions basketball camp and enjoyed mentoring and training elementary age athletes. She has participated in Toys for Tots, volunteered for the Down Syndrome Festival and 5k, and has Rang the Bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Nivy was a judge for the Changing Winds Cultural Society’s Miss Indian Oklahoma City Pageant. Recently, Nivy, along with others, modeled for a billboard campaign to raise awareness for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womens’ Movement.
Nivy currently holds the title of 2022 Junior Miss Indian Oklahoma, representing the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women. During the pageant, Nivy won Miss Congeniality and Best Tribal Greeting and Tribal Presentation awards. She has also held the title of 2014 Little Miss Indian Oklahoma City representing the Changing Winds Cultural Society.