Charitie Ropati

Charitie currently serves as student representative on the Native Advisory Committee within the Anchorage School District (ASD) and has been working on an initiative to incorporate Indigenous regalia in graduation ceremonies. Decolonizing the western standard of education is of her main priority. Realizing the graduation and dropout crisis of Alaska Native and Native American students, […]

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Ticknor

Tatiana is a student at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, majoring in electrical engineering. Over the years, she has served as a “Community Doer” for the First Alaskans Institute, 2017 Earth Ambassador for United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY), and was named one of UNITY’s 25 Under 25 in 2016. In these positions, Tatiana engages […]

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Schimmel

Sam is an Alaska Native youth who spends part of his year as one of only two Native students in his urban Seattle school. The remainder of his year is spent with family in rural Alaskan villages. In Alaska, Sam’s passion for subsistence hunting and fishing keeps him connected to tradition and infuses his efforts […]

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