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.
MENOMINEE INDIAN, SICANGU LAKOTA OF ROSEBUD SOUTH DAKOTA, AND MISSISSIPPI BAND OF CHOCTAW INDIAN
Sinte Mahpiya Epata Nickey was born in Shawano, Wisconsin and is Menominee Indian, Lakota Sioux, and Mississippi Choctaw. He has just graduated from Menominee Indian High School in Keshena, Wisconsin and sets out to become part of the United States Air Force.
“I overcame statistics that said I shouldn’t graduate, and am doing my best to ‘break the cycle’ in other ways too. I want Native youth to know that no matter what their past is, they can turn it around and make something of their future.”