Ingram named Miss Naimumu at Portland State

05.18.2016 Dean Rhodes Culture, People

Former Veterans Special Event Board Queen Savannah Ingram was named Miss Naimuma for 2016-17 by the United Indigenous Students in Higher Education at Portland State University during its powwow on Saturday, April 23.

Ingram originally ran for the title in 2009 and was the first runner-up. At that time, United Indigenous Students said that 2009 was the first time that they had ever had Royalty.

“To my knowledge, Savannah is the first Grand Ronde Tribal member to hold the title,” said her mother, Annette.

United Indigenous Students in Higher Education has been sponsoring a powwow for 45 years. In her role as Miss Naimuma, Ingram will attend conferences, events and powwows to represent the organization and Portland State University.

Ingram is not currently enrolled at Portland State, but plans to transfer to the university after she completes the Clinical Laboratory Assistant program at Clackamas Community College. She currently has an associate degree in science that she earned from Mt. Hood Community College in 2015.

Ingram is 20 years old.