Maleeya Knows His Gun

Pevehe e’šeevehe, good day! My name is Maleeya Knows His Gun; I am both Northern Cheyenne and Crow and come from the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Ashland, MT. I am currently in my senior year at Montana State University studying Native American Studies. I spend a lot of my time advocating for Indigenous people and love showcasing Indigenous artists through modeling. Within the last year, I passed on the crown as Miss Indian MSU and reformed the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Student Association on my campus. I have been walking for SWAIA Native Fashion for the past 5 years and love to see all of the artists and designers as well as new and old faces! Nea’eše! Thank you! 

Photographer: Tira Howard
Designer (Photos 1 & 2): Patricia Michaels
Designer (Photo 3): Jontay Kahm