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.
DENNIS MAKESHINE, 24
I gather my strength from the resilience our native community has, it’s been built from a long history of oppression. it has built a strong family from which I am able to confide in whenever I feel like I’m going down the wrong path. I gather my strength from my fellow native peers at University. Without them I don’t know how my experience at school would’ve ended up because these group of people have that same connection to their homeland/ family and it’s scary at first being away but we know in our hearts it’s for a strong purpose.
"Not only we as Natives, but we as people, need to start investing in youth to combat the hardships they face. These challenges have gone on for far too long and we can be the generation to stand up and make change."