Press & Interviews
Teen Vogue 2019 Cover
Town & Country Summit
11 Indigenous Youth Making a Difference in Their Communities
"To honor Indigenous youth of marginalized genders making a difference in their communities, here are interviews with 11 outstanding people you should know. This list is in no way exhaustive. But language is a powerful tool for celebration and sharing community. And given that storytelling is many of our first and most cherished love languages as Indigenous young people, it only makes sense as the way to uplift and celebrate these changemakers."
Evidence of Hope: America's Youth - Town & Country
"If there has ever been any question whether youth and wisdom can coexist, these young activists and first-time voters put it to rest. So set aside your pessimism, your cynicism, your fatigue: The kids are all right, and they know what it takes to make a more perfect union."
In The Know Honors - Yahoo Inc
"Charitie Ropati, a member of the Native Village of Kongiganak who is fighting against Native American erasure from history books, is an advocate for Indigenous students’ education. According to the National Congress of American Indians, Native youth face some of the lowest high school graduation rates nationwide, with even fewer continuing on to enroll in and graduate from college. Education, as well as accurate historical representation, is crucial for the future of Native American communities. Ropati is combating this educational issue by developing a new curriculum that is more inclusive of the Indigenous perspective, acknowledging the violence and atrocities they have faced" throughout history."
Indigenous Peoples Day:Tranformative Teaching
How is teaching a form of activism? This Indigenous Peoples' Day program highlights Native youth who are incorporating Indigenous voices in K-12 education and promoting inclusive conversations in our nation's classrooms. - Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Welcome to the third cohor of the Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis - Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
The 20 fellows demonstrate high-powered thought leadership in a variety of ways. Some speak for a younger generation, others bring the wisdom of decades of experience. Some engage faith communities, and others advocate for vulnerable, or historically underrepresented, communities. They all seek solutions.