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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Shavaughna Underwood

Shavaughna Underwood comes from the Quinault People. She is a Human Services Professional who works with the Behavioral Health Team at her tribe as an Administrative Assistant. Shavaughna has a degree in Human Services from Grays Harbor College and is currently a full time student at Evergreen State College majoring in Indigenous Studies focusing on […]

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Autumn Adams

Autumn advocates for the children affected by the implementation and lack of implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). As a former foster youth and the current guardian of her two younger siblings, she sees ICWA as one of the most important challenges facing youth in Native communities. She has seen how cultural heritage […]

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Hamilton Seymour

Hamilton advances culture and promotes healthy lifestyles through traditional sports. After losing his father to suicide, he became an avid Native War Canoe racer and organized his peers for a youth canoe racing team. Hamilton believes that engaging other youth in canoe racing can promote health, prevent suicide and substance abuse, address grief, and encourage […]

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