Vanessa Polmateer, 23
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
I have used a reference of an old photo of my grandmother. She resembles resilience and strength to me for she survived boarding school and cancer. This art piece is dedicated to her.
90% of all AI/AN students attend regular public schools and about 8% attend schools administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs
"Donating time to work with Native youth, no matter how much or how little, is still time that could make a huge difference."