“So if I were to go for the Senate, then why not go for President.” — 2016-2017 Miss MCN Brittany McKane
McKane shares aspirations
OKMULGEE, Okla. — After her reign as the 2016 – 2017 Miss Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Brittany McKane spends her summer days staying active in the Norman community.
McKane is the president of the Many Nations Youth Council based in Norman.
“I just spend a lot of time trying to do business for the youth council and doing events for the youth council,” she said.
McKane reflected on her reign as being the greatest experience she has had.
For McKane, the position meant she was able to be around her Muscogee people.
“After having felt what its like to be surrounded by my relatives all the time, year-round, that’s something that I want all the time for myself now,” she said.
The experience has opened McKane’s eyes to a bigger vision she sees for herself in the future.
McKane is continuing to shape that vision as a senior at the University of Oklahoma.
She is double majoring in anthropology and Native American studies, and minoring in social justice and pre-law.
McKane hopes to get accepted into Harvard Law School.
In the fall semester, McKane will be the president of Gamma Delta Pi, a Native American sorority at OU.
“I’m really just focused on my responsibilities that I have now and looking forward to my future. I guess in the sense of everything I am planning to do with school, getting my degree and learning a lot of leadership qualities from the organizations I am a part of,” she said.
McKane has many goals for her future.
One of her goals is to one day become MCN principal chief.
McKane explained that if she were to become chief, she would not be able to stop there.
“So after being chief, I think I would like to maybe get into the U.S. senate . . . because I know that a lot of our federal policy dictates the way that we function as Nations and it affects our sovereignty,” she said.
McKane hopes to one day be a representative for her people in the U.S. government.
“So if I were to go for the Senate, then why not go for President,” she said.
McKane said she will always have the Nation in mind with any future position she will hold.