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  • Miss Midnight Sun/Jr. Miss & Lil' Miss Midnight Sun

    2018 code of conduct and guidelines

    Eligibility, responsibilities, and expectations of the Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow Non-Profit Organization:

    All participants for Midnight Sun/Lil' Miss Midnight Sun contest must: ~Commit to complete sobriety for entire reign. (this includes alcohol, drugs & cigarette use.) ~Be female, single, never married, having had no children and no dependents. ~Age Categories: Miss Midnight Sun: 18-25 years of age; Jr Miss Midnight Sun Princess: 12-17 years of age; Little Miss Midnight Sun Princess: 5-11 years of age; ~Be Native Alaskan, American Indian, or First Nations descent/heritage. ~Have knowledge of own tribal traditions and ability to share one's culture. ~Have manners, be respectful of each other and be gracious of final decisions. ~No felonies, or court record that would damage the reputation of the Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow committee. (Exceptions considered on case-by-case basis.) ~Guidelines for functioning in an electronic world (e.g. Facebook, myspace, LinkedIn) are the same as the guidelines that dictate the values, ethics and expectations by which title holders are expected to live every day. Ie: no inappropriate pictures, no posts about underage or illegal activities, or any behavior specifically listed as inappropriate in the above guidelines. If your Elders would not approve of it, do not post it! ~Must be on time and participate in Grand-entry as well as the majority the Powwow on these dates: Friday, July 13th, Saturday, July 14th, and Sunday, July 15th, 2018 dressed in full regalia. Duties of Miss Midnight Sun & Lil' Miss Midnight Sun: ~All title holders are willing and able to participate in MSIP events for the entire year, with reasonable notice given, (minimum 2 weeks' notice). ~Miss Midnight Sun & Lil' Miss Midnight Sun must be available for next year's powwow event (2019), as well as the annual volunteer appreciation picnic (August), and annual meeting with elections (October). ~The contestants chosen for these titles will receive one beaded MSIP crown, sash, and dance shawl. The winner will keep these three items on the fulfillment of her one-year term. She is expected to serve the Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow with pride and dignity, sharing this organization's mission. In successfully having fulfilled her duties, she will continue to be considered our powwow's royalty court. This entitles her to participate in all future grand-entries of the Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow. This year's main event is held on July 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2017. I ______________________________, (print) agree that I qualify to be a contestant for this year's Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow, and promise to follow all rules in accordance of this contestant code of ethics on, DATE: ________________________. Participant: _________________________ Parent Signature: __________________________ (Must sign if contestant is under age 18) Contact Information: Best phone contact: (907) _____-________ Email: _______________________@_____________ Mailing address: _________________________________________ Alaska ZIP: _____________