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.
I am a contemporary Iñupiaq artist living in Palmer, Alaska. I started my journey in art carving masks to connect more with my culture. Now I would like to continue carving mask but also begin making crocheted dolls showcasing our atikluks and traditional tattoos for 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.
"I wholeheartedly believe in making our young Native people work hard for their opportunities, strive for perfection through passion and dedication, and last but not least, live a 100% drug and alcohol free life!"