Rachel Sanger, 21
My piece features a Native youth gathering fruit and I feel that this really embodies that Native youth are medicine. My tribe started a garden a few years ago and I’ve visited many tribes with their own flourishing garden and the Native youth are always helping and leading these gardens to strive for more healthy foods rather than what is “fresh” at grocery stores. The Native youth at my tribe are always helping and wanting to do more for our people and our elders. We have many events and they are almost always planned and ran by our Native youth.