Autumn Adams

Autumn advocates for the children affected by the implementation and lack of implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). As a former foster youth and the current guardian of her two younger siblings, she sees ICWA as one of the most important challenges facing youth in Native communities. She has seen how cultural heritage […]

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Hamilton Seymour

Hamilton advances culture and promotes healthy lifestyles through traditional sports. After losing his father to suicide, he became an avid Native War Canoe racer and organized his peers for a youth canoe racing team. Hamilton believes that engaging other youth in canoe racing can promote health, prevent suicide and substance abuse, address grief, and encourage […]

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William Lucero

As a senior in high school, William was part of the Lummi Nation’s Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.) group. The mission of the group is to inform youth and their parents about the hazards of smoking. Through the use of peer-to-peer education, a public service announcement, and an annual “World No Tobacco Day Event,” William’s […]

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