Miss Navajo Nation becomes Best Female Artist

Radmilla Cody

Miss Navajo Nation 1997-1998

*Native American Music Awards Best Female Artist

*Advocate for victims of domestic violence

Radmilla Cody was born on the rural Navajo Reservation. She was reared by her Navajo, maternal grandmother, Dorothy, who taught her to speak the Navajo language. Even though Dorothy discouraged her granddaughter from speaking English, Radmilla became fluent in both languages. Grandmother Dorothy also taught her to card and spin wool.

Cody always wanted to be a singer; however she was required to herd sheep both on foot and on horseback as part of her daily chores, and she sp...