We demand concrete policy changes. SCOTUS decision is, I hope and expect, just one of many to follow.

Photo credit: Bridget Badore Hesci, my name is Isabel Coronado, my tribal town is Thlopthlocco and I’m from the Wind clan. I am a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation from Okmulgee, Oklahoma. I am currently a Policy Entrepreneur at the Next100 where I focus on criminal justice reform policy impacting Indian Country. When I […]

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I Mvto (thank) the Supreme Court for doing what is right, when history proves they didn’t have to.

Hensci! Nancy Deere-Turney Cvhocefkvtos, imetvlwv Quasartee, momen Imeliketv Nokvsvlke. Hello! My name is Nancy Deere-Turney, my tribal town is Quasartee and I’m from the Bear Clan. I am a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma. Today Indian Country was awakened with news from the Supreme Court. I say Indian Country because of this […]

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Open Letter to NFL Commissioner Goodell and R*dsk*ns owner Dan Snyder

Image Courtesy of IllumiNative July 8, 2020  Dear Dan Snyder and NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell,  As Native American youth, we live and thrive well beyond any caricature or stereotype. We look toward a future where we only see ourselves manifested in power and brilliance. Yet, for decades, Native American youth have lived in the shadows […]

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Explaining the Fourth of July to my little sister

By: Autumn Adams, Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation, Center for Native American Youth’s Youth Advisory Board Member and 2019 Champion for Change I struggle every year with how to explain the Fourth of July to my sister. When she was seven years old, the only thing she understood was being allowed to […]

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