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Marla Nauni (Seneca/Comanche/Huron Band of Potawatomi), from Cache, Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Oklahoma, obtaining her Bachelor's of Business Administration (BBA) in May 2000. In May 2010, she obtained her Master's in Human Relations (MHR) from the University of Oklahoma. She currently holds the title of "Ms. Indian Lawton Woman 2011-2012, recognizing her for all of her accomplishments and contributions to her Native community and the community, as a whole.

In September 2010, she released her second album titled, Comanche Hymns II, which was nominated for a 2011 Indian Summer Music Award in the Best Spiritual category. In 2004, she released her first-ever solo CD, "Comanche Hymns performed by Marla Nauni", which also was nominated for the 2004 Indian Summer Music Awards in the Best Traditional Vocal category.

Since then, she has traveled throughout the United States performing at various places around the country such as National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., Red Earth 2009 in Oklahoma City, Turning Stone Resort Casino in New York, and Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. She has given a number of speeches to after-school programs, university classes, and even performed blessing songs at various events held across the nation. She has also been a guest on radio stations, such as KUNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, KNON in Dallas, Texas, KRMP in Oklahoma, WPFW in Washington, D.C., and KLAW in Oklahoma.

Not only is she a recording artist, but she is also a model and actress. She has modeled at Times Square, New York City, at the 2003 Grammys, and at Comanche Nation Casino in Lawton, Oklahoma. As an actress, she has played various roles from extras to lead roles in the films, "American Indian Graffiti", "Contest", "Okemah's Creek", just to name a few.

Proud of her heritage, she is very involved in the Native communities and throughout Indian country and strongly supports Indian education. She is an active auxiliary member of the Comanche Little Ponies and the Comanche Indian Veterans Association (CIVA).

She is the daughter of Norman Nauni, Sr. and the late Martha Nauni; her paternal grandparents are Rose Nauni and the late Haddon Nauni. Her maternal grandparents are the late Rev. Lester James and Almeda White Pigeon. She has two younger brothers, Norman Nauni, Jr. and Anthony Nauni.

Proud of her heritage, she is very involved in the Native communities and throughout Indian country and strongly supports Indian education. She is an active auxiliary member of the Comanche Little Ponies and the Comanche Indian Veterans Association (CIVA).

She is determined to succeed as Oklahomas Native Entertainer (ONE) and invites any opportunities to present and perform. As ONE model, actress, and recording artist, Naunis goal is to continue being a positive role model for Native American children.

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