Spotlight: Gen-I Youth Ambassador Maka Monture

Meet Maka Monture, Gen-I Youth Ambassador. Maka, 23 years old, is Tlingit and Mohawk from Yakutat, Alaska, and currently resides in Anchorage.Maka has been involved with environmental issues since high school and is a recipient of various awards and keynote speaking opportunities for her efforts as an environmental activist. 

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Kellian Staggers Awarded CNAY Scholarship to Attend Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students

The Center for Native American Youth partners with Columbia University each year to offer a full-tuition, residential scholarship for one Native scholar to attend Columbia’s Summer Program for High School Students. 

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Zach Garcia - Pianist, Vocalist, and Composer

As Zach Garcia explains it, he’s always wanted to be a musician – well, except for those few brief years in middle school when he had his sights set on being an NBA player. 

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