Kendrick Eagle

Kendrick Eagle is a Native youth leader, ambassador, mentor and athlete from Cannonball, North Dakota on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. He is one of the youth leaders of the Mni Wiconi Water Protectors Movement, and a founding member of GENERATION INDIGENOUS. Kendrick has been a mentor since he was 19 years old, when a series […]

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Nancy Deere-Turney

Nancy started her own initiative focused on cultural preservation called the Youth Enrichment Camp (YEC). Nancy hosts the camp at a traditional roundhouse on her family’s land to talk to youth about the importance of culture, and the ways in which culture can be used to combat suicide and other issues Native youth are facing. […]

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Isabel Coronado

After witnessing the effect of incarceration on Native communities in her home state, Isabel helped create the American Indian Criminal Justice Navigation Council. AICJNC is an initiative of the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board that trains successfully reintegrated ex-offenders to help others navigate the criminal justice system. The program includes a special support group, where […]

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Damien Carlos

Damien harnesses the healing effects of ancestral lands to help Native youth battle feelings of isolation and depression. In connecting Native youth to Mother Earth and Tohono O’odham culture, Damien builds relationships with young people that help them reconnect, build confidence and recognize their self-worth. In addition to being a student at Tohono O’odham Community […]

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