“Miss Native American University of Arizona and her First Attendant serve as ambassadors for the Native American population at the University of Arizona. Both women are able to live in two worlds by practicing traditional values by incorporating them into the contemporary society in which they live. Both also represent womanhood and fulfill the role of “grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister” to the Native American people at the UA and is able to speak as a leader, teacher, counselor, advisor, and friend.”
Native Languages of the Kickapoo (Kikapoo, Kikapu)
Language: Kickapoo is an Algonquian language closely related to Mesquakie-Sauk (some linguists even consider it a dialect of Mesquakie-Sauk). Kickapoo and Mesquakie-Sauk are both polysynthetic languages with complex verb morphology and fairly free word order. Unlike Mesquakie-Sauk, however, Kickapoo is a tone language–the high or low pitch of a vowel can change a Kickapoo word’s meaning.