2020 Class

The 2020 Champions for Change: Isabella, Jazmine, Owen, Shavaughna, and Warren, serve as representatives of the next generations of leaders in Indian Country. From Washington to California to Wyoming, the 2020 Champions have advocated for issues important to them, including gun control, destigmatization of mental illness, implementation of traditional coping mechanisms for intergenerational trauma, to […]

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Isabella Madrigal

Isabella Madrigal, an avid writer and storyteller, is a senior at the Orange County School of the Arts and enrolled in the Acting Conservatory. The play and production of Menil and Her Heart earned Isabella her Girl Scout Gold Award. Isabella believes that her Native Storytelling Project fulfills this vital message: ‘Our Stories. Our Telling. […]

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Dahkota Brown

Dahkota is a student at Stanford University who understands the importance of education and the need for encouragement from peers, family, community and the school system. Dahkota founded a peer-to-peer study group called NERDS (Native Education Raising Dedicated Students) while in 8th grade. As part of this group, Dahkota worked with local high schools and […]

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