The Mohegan Tribe
HOMETOWN: Lebanon, CT
Adam sees the most important challenge his community faces to be a disconnect from their culture. He helped create a youth council for the Mohegan to help youth get involved and give youth a voice, as well as a youth camp, combining the excitement of summer camp with traditional knowledge. Youth participants learn language, dances, songs, and traditional games. As a Champion for Change, Adam aims to continue and expand his work with youth in his community to get more involved in the youth council, youth camp, and tribal council. He also works on cross-culture shares, learning from other tribes and having youth share the Mohegan culture with different indigenous peoples.