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.
RAVEN DIAL-STANLEY, 22
LUMBEE 20-24 YEARS OLD WINNER
The inspiration from my art comes from a young boy from the Haliwa-Saponi tribe of North Carolina, who I frequently dance with in the powwow circuit. He is a grass dancer and watching him dance is truly medicine. I see the love and passion that he invokes with every foot step. Each honor beat is as if he is hugging Mother Earth. I also choose To do my own rendition of the medicine wheel which is displayed in the background with the colors in the same order as my tribal seal of the Lumbee people.
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.