White Mountain Apache Tribe
HOMETOWN: Fort Apache, Arizona
Jovi Williams, 18 years old, lives in the beautiful community of Dishchii’bikoh, located on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Northeastern Arizona. He is a proud member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and also had lineage from the San Carlos Apache Tribe. He is a senior at Dishchii’bikoh Community High School and currently serves as the Executive Student Council President. In July 2022, he received the 25 Under 25 Leadership Award at the National UNITY Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has served as a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribal Youth Council as District 1 Representative, while also being a member of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). Jovi’s platform is to empower Native youth to preserve the ancestral languages and cultures of the Indigenous Peoples by engaging in community involvement and civic service.