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.