Sam Slater

Sam Slater coordinates a two-week learning experience each year that teaches non-Native students about Navajo tribal history, innovation, sovereignty, government and culture through direct community service. Sam’s initiative enhances what he describes as the educational system’s limited curriculum on American Indian history and culture. With the trip as an educational tool, Sam seeks to enhance […]

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Samuel Schimmel

Sam is St. Lawrence Island Siberian Yupik and Kenaitze Indian from Alaska. Growing up subsistence hunting and fishing, Sam experienced first hand how Climate Change impacts Arctic communities. Sam was appointed by Governor Bill Walker served on the State of Alaska’s Climate Action Leadership Team. He continues to support climate awareness and education as an […]

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Mikah Carlos

Mikah Carlos comes from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. She is Onk Akimel O’Odham, Tohono O’Odham and Piipaash. Mikah attends Arizona State University, where she is double majoring in Psychology and American Indian Studies. Currently, she serves as Co-President for the National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission, where she advocates for Native American […]

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Keith Martinez

As a college student, Keith Martinez chaired the Youth Advisory Board of Lakota Children’s Enrichment, Inc. (LCE), an organization dedicated to fighting against poverty and increasing educational resources on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Keith was named a South Dakota Youth Ambassador for Youth Service America. Through his ambassadorship, Keith raised awareness about LCE’s efforts […]

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