2018 MISS INDIAN OKLAHOMA
Amberly Proctor (Muscogee Creek)
Amberly Dawn Proctor is 22 years old and is from Hanna, Oklahoma. Her parents are Darrell and Robin Proctor, her grandparents are James and Pat Berry and Minnie (Proctor) Cannon, and her great-grandparents are the late Andy and Judy (Lasley) Proctor. In May of 2017, Amberly graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA from Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) and received a Bachelor of Professional Accountancy. While at OBU, Amberly was a full-tuition scholar and was a part of several honor societies and received several awards, including: OBU President’s Honor Roll (2014-2017), Delta Mu Delta Honor Society - International Honor Society in Business Administration, Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa - the National Leadership Honor Society, Oklahoma Society of CPAs Outstanding Accounting Student Award (2016), Oklahoma Baptist University Senior Achievement Award in Accounting (2017), and Oklahoma Baptist University's Paul Dickinson College of Business Outstanding Senior Award (2017). In December of 2018, Amberly received a Master of Legal Studies in Indigenous Peoples Law from the University of Oklahoma. Amberly was crowned the 2018-2019 Miss Indian Oklahoma on November 2, 2018 at the annual Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women Miss Indian Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant in Newkirk, OK. Amberly’s platform is “Promoting Higher Education for Indians.” She hopes to encourage all Indian people to pursue some form of higher education so that we can all contribute to the betterment of our tribes and of Indian Country as a whole. During the pageant, Amberly won the MIO Scholastics Award, which is a combination of the top GPA and top essay score. Amberly is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and is also of Cherokee descent. She was the 2017-2018 Miss Muscogee (Creek) Nation and has been a member of the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council (MNYC) since its inception in June 2015. She also served as the first treasurer of the MNYC. In July of 2015, Amberly was one of several Mvskoke youth who attended President Obama’s speech in Durant, OK. In 2017, Amberly was awarded the Mvskoke Women’s Leadership College Student of the Year Award and the Mvskoke Youth’s Mvnettvlke Onaya (Youth Visionary) Award. Amberly is a member of Weogufkee Indian Baptist Church where she has held the title of song leader for 10 years. She also serves as the young adult Sunday School teacher and as the Assistant Treasurer/Young Adult Representative for Indian Falls Creek. Amberly is currently working towards becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and plans on taking the CPA exam soon. Amberly is excited to represent all tribes and Indian people of Oklahoma. She looks forward to serving everyone in any way that she can and is appreciative of all the help, support, and encouragement she has received.