Tansi! (Hello) My name is Jolene and I hold the title- Miss Teenage Eastern Saskatchewan 2014.

I am seventeen years old and currently in grade eleven. I attend school on a reserve, Peepeekisis First Nation. I attend school on reserve so I can have a better chance at learning my First Nation language and culture. I am a proud Dakota/Cree woman. I am currently learning the Nehiyaw (Cree) language. I am a self-taught powwow dancer, I dance jingle at powwow celebrations. I come from a family of five, with three older brothers and one little sister. I live with both of my parents, who have been living a sober life for over 20 years. I am thankful for the way my parents have raised us, we were all born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (except my younger sister) and in the year of 1998 we moved to my dads home reserve which is Okanese First Nation. They wanted to raise us away from the city so that we won’t have to witness or be influenced by drugs, alcohol and gangs. Today my two oldest brothers are in post secondary education, my other brother is graduating high school this year and both my parents work. Thanks to my parents for teaching and raising us in a positive manner. Its because of them I am where I am today.

I am very honored to hold the title, Miss Teenage Eastern Saskatchewan 2014. It was quite the experience to attend the provincial competition. It has been my first time attending a beauty pageant, other than that I’ve had the experience competing in a  Powwow Princess pageant. I got second runner-up for Miss First Nations University of Canada (FNUC) 2014. I am so very very excited to see what will happen in Toronto! I can’t wait to see and meet all the delegates 🙂 Im sure we are all busy fundraising and preparing for the big pageant.

Thank you to all my supporters for stopping by and reading my first post! Be sure to like my Facebook page at MissTeenEasternSask. I update a lot on there as well 🙂

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