Native Youth Leadership Alliance

Angel Two Bulls

Oglala Lakota
  • South Dakota
  • Arts & Media
  • Two Spirit/LGBTQ Equity + Justice Building
  • 2011

I am a gender fluid creative, cinematographer, therapist, coach and active community member with a passion in moving our Native communities forward.

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Michelle Sherman

Dine'
  • New Mexico
  • Education & Youth Leadership
  • Two Spirit/LGBTQ Equity + Justice Building
  • 2011

I want to strengthen our communities by learning how to support Two-Spirit/LGBTQ Youth and restore how our societies knew how to keep our relationships in balance. Our future generations depend on the wellness of our young people. It is time to take action for our youth.

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Burdette Birdinground

Apsaalooke
  • Montana
  • Environmental Justice
  • 2011

My main goals are to work with the Apsaalooke Tribe and other Indigenous Tribes around the globe facing natural resource and land issues. I also plan on assisting in ecological conservation on and off Tribal lands. My passions are triggered by the fact that our ancestors were “ecologist” by nature.

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Katie Swan

Yakama
  • Washington
  • Environmental Justice
  • 2011

My vision for my community is to give children and adults a place to grow and expand their creativity and ability to engage in community service.

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Mariana Harvey

Yakama
  • Washington
  • Community Health & Healing
  • 2011

My vision for my community is health. Healthy bodies, minds, spirits and healthy environment. Our health is true wealth. I am passionate about our connection to our Native foods and environment.

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Paul Cline

Nooksack/Lummi
  • Washington
  • Environmental Justice
  • 2011

I am passionate to revitalize the knowledge of Pacific Northwest plants by rejuvenating our lands and spirits by returning to our traditional connection to nature.

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Josephine Buck

Yakama/Nooksak/Warm Springs
  • Washington
  • Education & Youth Leadership
  • 2011

I’ve heard and I believe that the next generation is the generation that will bring change to our world, and it is great change. I believe my role in that upcoming change is to provide them with inspiration, knowledge and guidance and then step aside.

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Willy Bass

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  • Montana
  • Education & Youth Leadership
  • 2011

For my community in Nebraska, one of the visions I’ve had and maintained is the development of a program that acts as a support system for students transitioning from high school to college.

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Tiffany Bahnimptewa

Hopi
  • Arizona
  • Education & Youth Leadership
  • 2011

I hope to create a new program or organization for Hopi youth that serves the entire reservation to provide support, mentoring and leadership skills by combining the best of both our traditional and western methods/teachings.

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