Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States released a publication, “Indigenous youth as agents of change – Actions of Indigenous youth in local food systems during times of adversity” in 2021. This publication highlights the work of 6 Indigenous youth across the US who are taking initiative in providing resources to their communities in the time of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read more about the work of the amazing youth here.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) estimates that in 2016, 22% of AI/ANs lived on reservations or other US Census-defined tribal areas while 60% of AI/ANs lived in metropolitan areas.
“I want to be able to pass down my leadership to the youth and have them keep going in the direction I am pushing for and expand it even further.”