Witaxe nikas yesan Leah Mills minkilakewa Haliwa-Saponi winanhe onpiwa. Hello friends and relatives my name is Leah Mills and I represent the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe. I am the daughter of Rev. Michael and Jimille Mills; and the granddaughter of the late Murzie and Daisy Mills and William and the late Clint Evans. I am so honored to have had the opportunity to run for Miss-Haliwa Saponi. It was a great experience for me and all of the other candidates. I am more than happy for our new Miss-Haliwa Saponi and wish nothing but the best for her! I attend the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School and am a member of the Essex Community Church where I am a part of several activities and programs. I also am involved in the Red Earth Culture Class and Native Youth Initiative Program. I love my culture and I love my people. Although I did not win, I am not sad nor disappointed. I am grateful for the opportunity and will continue to push forward as a young leader in our community. Again, congratulations to our new princess and welcome to our pow-wow.
- Princess Makayla Kiara Richardson. 2016-2017
- Miss Haliwa Saponi Princess 2017-2018 2nd Runner Up Elizabeth Silver