Gen-I Survey Winner Kyle Durrant Shares His Story with CNAY

Kyle Durrant is from the Yakama Nation and is 24 years old. Kyle first learned about the 2017 Gen-I Survey through a text message from We R Native. He participated in the Gen-Survey to share his experiences as a young Native person living and studying health in New York City.  

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Gen-I Ambassador Jadyn Williams Honors Mvskoke Veterans with Tribute Video

Fourteen-year-old Jadyn Williams of the Muscogee Creek Nation in Mounds, OK is a member of the Glenpool Native American Student Association (NASA) and Mvskoke Youth Council. For her Gen-I Challenge, she has worked to honor, pay tribute to, and memorialize Mvskoke Veterans with her Muscogee Creek Nation Veteran Project. Jadyn created her first tribute video in 2015, which was featured on the Mvskoke Veterans Facebook page and has been viewed over 12,000 times to date. She also interviewed the Muscogee Creek Nation Honor Guard and created a video that was shared online by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Her latest project was updating the Mvskoke Veteran tribute video. Watch Jadyn's video below:

 

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Azelya Yazzie Wins Eighth Generation T-Shirt for Participating in Gen-I Survey

Azelya Yazzie is 18 years old and is Blackfeet and Navajo. She is an active member of her San Diego community and one day hopes to work with her tribal leadership to promote Indigenous food awareness and develop more programs for urban Native youth.  

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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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