2019 MISS INDIAN OKLAHOMA
Breana Hill (Muscogee Creek)
Breana Elizabeth Hill, is a member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation, where she is a
daughter of the Ecovlke (Deer Clan) and is also of Ihanktonwan Dakota descent.
Breana is currently a senior at Northeastern State University where she is majoring in Social Work. Breana has also obtained her Associate of Science in Tribal Services with a concentration in Human Services from the College of Muscogee Nation, as well as obtaining her Associate of Arts in Libral Arts from Tulsa Community College, where she made the Dean’s honor roll for 2017 and 2018. In 2019, Breana was invited and inducted into the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, as a lifetime member due to her academic accomplishments and leadership potential. An honor which only 18% of students from her college were chosen. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree from NSU, Breana plans on furthering her educational career by obtaining her MSW at the University of Oklahoma. Her ultimate goal is to work with Indigenous youth, specializing in Child Welfare, specifically ICWA. Another goal of Breana’s is to work with HIV patients in reform. Her dream is to help our youth understand that they are our future and that they are sacred, which is why she feels it is her responsibility to ensure that future generations have a solid foundation to build on and be proud of. Since a young age, it has been instilled in her the importance of being grounded in her culture, customs and traditions. Whether that be though giving back to her community, serving as a goodwill ambassador or participating in her tribal or ceremonial activities.
Breana has had the honor of serving in various ambassador roles as well. She has held the titles of 2009-2010 Miss Tulsa Creek Indian Community Princess, 2014-2015 Tulsa Powwow Princess and 2016-2017 Miss Greater Tulsa Indian Arts Festival Princess. One of her many accomplishments has been serving as the 2013-2014 Jr. Miss Muscogee (Creek) Nation, where she was able to be a representative of her Nation, family and community. During her reign she strived to highlight the role and importance of the Mvskoke woman in today’s society. Breana strongly believes it is very important to preserve our tribal languages. Leading by example, she is continuously learning both her tribal languages and has taken classes in the Mvskoke language.
Being influenced by her Mvskoke and Dakota heritage and culture, Breana is a self-taught artist. Her artwork has been displayed in numerous places such as Greater Tulsa Indian Arts Festival, American Indian Higher Education Consortium Art Show in Bismarck, ND, Tiger Art Gallery, Native Visions Now: Contemporary Works of Indigenous Artists from Oklahoma in Bentonville, Arkansas, and Walking in Two Worlds: The Art of Traditions located in St. Petersburg, FL. Breana works with acrylic, graphite, beadwork, ledger art, parfleche work, quill work, and with dentalium. Breana is a contemporary artist who strives to highlight Indigenous people in past and present settings.
Breana continuously gives of herself to her community. She is a dedicated as well as lifetime member of the Tulsa Indian Club, where she currently serves on the board and is a member of the Tulsa Powwow Princess committee. Breana has volunteered the past seven years at the Iron Gates soup kitchen in downtown Tulsa. She has also volunteered at the Creek Nation Challenge Bowl, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Scholarship Pageant.
Her greatest honor and achievement to date is being selected as the 2019-2020 Miss Indian Oklahoma. She is proud to be a goodwill ambassador for the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women and all Indigenous people who reside within the state of Oklahoma. Breana notes that none of this would be possible without the constant love and support of her family, friends, and community.