Robynn Rulo, a member of the Osage, Delaware, Quapaw and Shawnee tribes, is the new Miss Indian Oklahoma. She was crowned on May 4 by the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women. Also crowned that night was the new Jr. Miss Indian Oklahoma, Nikki Amos, who is a member of the Choctaw Nation. The event was held in Newkirk, Oklahoma.
Rulo is from Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and a sophomore at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. She made the Deans’ Honor Roll and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Rulo serves as president of the AICE Advisory Club, treasurer of NASA, and she also served on a student panel for the Native American Student Transfer National Symposium in October.
I’m humbled and honored to be representing my tribes as well as all other tribes within Oklahoma, as well as the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women,” Rulo told the Pawhuska Journal-Capital.
Sixteen-year-old Amos, from Broken Bow, Oklahoma, is a junior at Broken Bow High School.
The Miss Indian Oklahoma pageant is sponsored by The Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women. According to the website, the organization was founded on April 17, 1972 with this purpose: “The advancement of the economic and social welfare of the American Indian; the development of education and cultural programs; preservation of Indian culture and traditions; and to portray the true image of the American Indian.”