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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE "MISS ALGONQUIN NATION" COMPETITION FOR 2010 AND 2011 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A LACK OF PARTICIPANTS

Entry Requirements

  • Recommendation from a community member able to attest to your suitability.
  • $500.00 Sponsorship fee from your community. Your fee may be raised from your Band Council, Committees, Clubs, and Businesses or though raffles in your community.
  • The fee goes towards the Grand Prize, the contest costs, gifts etc. for candidates.
  • You will be expected to participate in the KZ Parade on Saturday (AM) and at each Grand Entry at the Kitigan Zibi Pow-Wow.
  • *IMPORTANT* - ENTRY FEE MUST BE PAID BEFORE A CONTESTANT IS ALLOWED TO COMPETE

You are responsible for:

  • Your travel and accommodation costs to the competition at Kitigan Zibi;
  • Your clothing and props for the talent competition;
  • Being on time for rehearsals.

Winner will receive

  • Grand Prize and gifts
  • Plus other prizes for contestants

Application Schedule

In order for our coordinators to have the time to plan this event, please respect the following schedule.

May 12We must receive the “Getting to Know You” form, which is also your entry form and letter of recommendation by this date.
May 28Entry fee must be paid. Direct deposit can be made at the Caisse Populaire Desjardins in Maniwaki, Quebec at:
Branch: 815-30312
Folio: 205159

Entertainers

Mokasige Square Dancers, Kitigan Zibi and First Nation entertainers from other First Nation communities

Judging

This contest will promote good and healthy living practices among Algonquin female youth. Respect for themselves, their Creator and all that is around them will be the guiding principle of this competition.

Choice of contestants will be left to the individual Algonquin community. They will determine a fair and equitable manner to choose their candidates to represent their community.

No more than (2) candidates per community, with the same requirements per candidate.

By May 12, if there is not enough candidates - at least five (5) to be viable - present themselves, then the event would be cancelled for this year

  • Must be between the ages of 16-21
  • Must be in school
  • Must be a registered Band member
  • No children – single
  • Must not abuse drugs or alcohol
  • Must be able to present themselves in public
  • Algonquin language will be considered an asset

Should contestant speak a language other than English, they will be allowed an interpreter. The candidate will be required to compete with the other candidates in the following categories:

Preliminary Judging 10% Judges will meet candidates and make a personal evaluation on the candidates suitability on Friday, May 29th.
Public Speaking 15% Must be able to speak on a topic of a native issue for 3 minutes.
Traditional Appearance 15% A competition in a traditional dress.
Contemporary Appearance 5% A competition in contemporary fashion will be judged during the introduction.
Traditional/Contemporary Talent 15% Candidate will choose to present a talent in some area considered as part of Algonquin tradition or contemporary tradition. (3-5 minutes in duration)
Traditional Knowledge 10% Contestant will be asked a question based on traditional knowledge of history, medicines, life, etc.
Contemporary Knowledge 10% Contestant will submit a question they would like to be asked during the contest.
Traditional Dance 10% Movement to traditional music.
General Use of Algonquin Language 10% General Use of Algonquin Anishinabemowin throughout the contest.
Total  100 points

The contestants will choose one among themselves for the Miss Serenity title. It will be the person they feel demonstrated the most respectful, considerate, helpful and friendly attitude during the competition.

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