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Rio Rancho resident is Miss Indian World

Kansas Begaye of Rio Rancho is crowned Miss Indian World at the Annual Gathering of Nations
Kansas Begaye of Rio Rancho is crowned Miss Indian World at the Annual Gathering of Nations
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Kansas Begaye, 24, of Rio Rancho, a member of the Navajo Dine Nation was crowned Miss Indian World at the 30th Annual Gathering of Nations powwow.

Begaye was competing against 16 other women representing their different tribes and traditions in the areas of tribal knowledge, dancing ability, public speaking and personality assessment.

The daughter of Dorothy and Leonard Begaye, she graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2011.

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