Charles Mason Continues Socktober Initiative in Oklahoma

At twelve years old, Charles Mason (Muscogee Creek Nation) joined the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council and used the Gen-I Challenge to help found Socktober in his community. Socktober is a month-long initiative where socks, toothbrushes, tooth paste, soap, towels, and other toiletries are collected to help those in need. Charles has helped with this program for the last three years. This year, he and his peers collected 269 pairs of socks as well as other essentials for those in need in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.  

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Mikah Carlos on her Journey to Reconnect with Culture and Lead in Her Community

Mikah Carlos is a member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and is 24 years old. Mikah first learned of the 2017 Gen-I Survey through social media. She decided to take the survey because she recognized the importance of having tangible, first person narratives and data directly from Native youth.  

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Abbi Fitzpatrick Named Inaugural CNAY-Brown Scholar

A member of the Blackfeet Tribe (Amskapii Piikani) in Montana, Abbi Fitzpatrick grew up in a reservation border town near the “backbone of the world,” Glacier National Park. The seventeen-year-old dynamo is entering her senior year this fall at Cut Bank High School and dreams of someday attending an Ivy League university. She is both a driven student and an inspiring leader in her community, which led her to be awarded the inaugural CNAY-Brown Summer Program Scholarship
 

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Gen-I Ambassadors Experience Cross-Cultural Sharing and the Outdoors at Fresh Tracks Training Summit

Friday, July 14, 2017, National Conservation Training Center, WV — "What does it mean to be an engaged citizen?” Over the course of five days, 40 young leaders from across the U.S. and one from Hong Kong met at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV to discuss this question and more. 

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