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2019 Fancy Dance Winners from L to R: Cecil Gray, 4th Place, GrayCloud Lieb, 3rd Place, Simon Washee, 2nd Place, and Ryland Moore, Ponca Fancy Dance Champion with 1st Place
2019/2020 Ponca Tribal Princess
Hello, I am Iní thabí (She too whom they flew for safety). My name is Nadia Lynn Kent. I am a descendant of the Ponca Tribe and of the Wa’zha’she Clan. I am the great granddaughter of Lucy and Garland Kent, Sr., daughter of Curtis and Francis Primeaux and sister of Lexia and Alec Kent. My family, also, includes the late Emily No Ear Kent, and descent from Chief White Eagle and Chief Standing Bear.
I am 20 years old and attend Northern Oklahoma College. Also the President of the Northern Thunder Club. I am studying Elementary Education. My future career goals include pursuing a career within the Educational Field. I would like to follow in the footsteps of my grandmother, Lucy, she was a Title VII Counselor and helped many children during her service.
Previously, I served as the 2017-2018 Ponca Tribal Princess, this experience motivated me to pursue an education I can use to serve the Ponca Nation. I enjoyed the time I served and the memories I have will last a lifetime alongside the friendships and relationships I made. I know that my previous experience has prepared me for not only an ambassadorship, as Ponca Tribal Princess, but will allow me to assist in enhancing the image of the Ponca Nation. This includes sharing a greater understanding of the Ponca Nation’s historical and cultural influence amongst members of all tribes and non-Natives, alike. The future is always built upon our history and as the Ponca Tribal Princess I would like to continue to build upon my personal history, as well as, the Ponca Nation’s. I am very honored to be selected. I am very thankful for all the encouraging words from the Ponca people. I know I will enjoy my year and new travels.
Nadia Lynn Kent