Sam Slater

Sam Slater coordinates a two-week learning experience each year that teaches non-Native students about Navajo tribal history, innovation, sovereignty, government and culture through direct community service. Sam’s initiative enhances what he describes as the educational system’s limited curriculum on American Indian history and culture. With the trip as an educational tool, Sam seeks to enhance […]

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Samuel Schimmel

Sam Schimmel is an Alaska Native youth with a passion for subsistence hunting and fishing, both of which keep him connected to tradition and infuse his efforts to combat issues like suicide, drug abuse, and cultural disconnectedness. Having seen the effects of climate change in Alaska firsthand, Sam is also an avid environmentalist, working to […]

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Mikah Carlos

Mikah Carlos comes from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. She is Onk Akimel O’Odham, Tohono O’Odham and Piipaash. Mikah attends Arizona State University, where she is double majoring in Psychology and American Indian Studies. Currently, she serves as Co-President for the National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission, where she advocates for Native American […]

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Keith Martinez

As a college student, Keith Martinez chaired the Youth Advisory Board of Lakota Children’s Enrichment, Inc. (LCE), an organization dedicated to fighting against poverty and increasing educational resources on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Keith was named a South Dakota Youth Ambassador for Youth Service America. Through his ambassadorship, Keith raised awareness about LCE’s efforts […]

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