Rachel Sanger  

22, San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians 

My piece features a politician, singers, a beader, and a gardener, this represents my community and my culture. When I think about our future, I think of what we’re doing now, but on a larger scale and reaching a new level of food sovereignty. I think we need more indigenous politicians for the environment and to better protect ourselves, we need more singers and beaders to teach us and keep traditions alive, and we need more gardeners and environmentalists to help us and our land stay healthy and work towards a better future.