Wildcat

Christie’s community is located in a border town where racial tensions run high. To combat negative misperceptions of Native people and promote positive relationships between people of all races, Christie founded the Wind River All-Action Crew, a youth group that seeks to transcend racial barriers and stereotypes through a lifelong-commitment to community service. Christie works […]

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Brayden White

As a first year college student, Brayden founded Helping Hands, a peer education and mentoring program focused on drug, alcohol and suicide prevention. Through the program, Brayden teaches his tribal community about making positive choices and how to recognize and respond to signs of suicide. Most recently, he began working with tribal leaders and community […]

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Slater

For the past four years, Sam has led the Navajo Nation Service Learning Trip, an effort his family plans and created with his high school in Washington, DC. In collaboration with his school, tribal government, and various agencies and individuals on the Navajo Reservation, Sam coordinates a two-week learning experience each year that teaches non-Native […]

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Vanessa Goodthunder

Vanessa believes that language can be used to heal from historical trauma and has dedicated her life to learning and teaching her languages. Vanessa works with a nonprofit organization called Dakota Wicohan (Dakota Way of Life) as both a youth participant and later, a language instructor supporting Dakota language curriculum development. She teaches at youth […]

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