Our Vision is for all Native American youth to lead full and healthy lives, to have equal access to opportunity, and to draw strength from their culture and inspire one another.
ANDI C., 11
UNITED HOUMAS NATION
My drawing represents myself after I learned my swimming coach passed away. He gave me the strength to grow as a swimmer and as a person. He motivated me every time he saw me on deck. He was an inspiration to so many swimmers and other kids.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) estimates that in 2016, 22% of AI/ANs lived on reservations or other US Census-defined tribal areas while 60% of AI/ANs lived in metropolitan areas.
“With the resurgence and revitalization of my culture, these ideals and movements are imperative and can potentially resolve the graduation and dropout crisis that exists among Alaska Natives and American Indians.”