2023-2024 Delaware Nation Princess Application – Deadline is April 28, 2023
It’s that time of year again! This past year has been an exciting and busy year for our Delaware Nation Princess. All young ladies between the ages of 14-18 are encouraged to apply for Princess and enjoy a wonderful opportunity to represent Delaware Nation. There truly is nothing like holding the title, responsibility, humility and service to community that a year’s reign can be compared to. It is valuable and something that you carry with you throughout your entire life. Please apply!
Applicant Eligibility Criteria
All candidates that apply for Princess must be an enrolled member of the Delaware Nation and:
- Be female, 14-18 years of age, never have been married and never have been pregnant.
- Reside in the State of Oklahoma
- Have knowledge of Delaware culture, history, and traditional customs or be willing to learn.
- Have no juvenile or adult criminal history and/or record
- Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from any of the following: Local Chapter Officials, Clergy, Academic Counselors, Community Leaders, etc. Note: no letters will be accepted written by personal family members or friends.
- Submit a self-portrait along with a maximum one (1) page essay about yourself and why you would like to Delaware Nation Princess.
- Be able to participate in radio and media interviews scheduled by Delaware Nation
- In the event a candidate is registered for and called for active duty with any military service, a secondary will step in to assume the position of Princess.
Mandatory Schedule (Delaware Nation Princess will be required but not limited to the following dances:
- Delaware Nation General Council – Anadarko, OK
- Delaware Nation Bigfoot Festival – Anadarko, OK
- Delaware Nation Christmas Dinner – Anadarko, OK
- Murrow’s Annual Dance – Binger, OK
- Clara Brown Dance – Binger, OK
- Red Earth Festival – Oklahoma City, OK
- Fourth of July Festival Tia Piah – Carnegie, OK
- American Indian Exposition – Anadarko, OK
- Wichita Annual Dance – Anadarko, OK
- Comanche Nation Fair – Lawton, OK
Applications will be accepted until April 28, 2023, by filling out the application form below, in person, by mail, or by E-mail at the following address:
Delaware Nation Cultural Preservation Building
C/O Princess Program
103 W. Broadway
Anadarko, OK 73005
Application Check List:
- Completed Delaware Nation Princess Application
- One (1) page maximum biography
- One (1) self-portrait
- Two (2) reference letters
- Copy of Delaware Enrollment Card
***Please fill out the online form below to apply! Applications may be ALSO submitted in person, by mail, or by email. If applying in person please use the mail slot on the red door at 103 W. Broadway. All applications need to be submitted by April 28, 2023. Click here to download a printable PDF form.***
Questions? Please call Sonnie Allen, Cultural Preservation Director at (405) 247-1024