Student Highlights

Lily

Lily

Lily is a Blackfeet Native from the Kainai Blood First Nations. She is originally from Montana, but has lived in Denver for the past six years. Lily has been accepted to the University of Denver and plans to study psychology to eventually become a child psychiatrist....

Kimberly

Kimberly

Ya’at’eeh (Greetings), Shik’ei doo shidine’e shi ei Kimberly yinishye. Tse Nahailnii nishli Todich’ii’ nii bashishchiin Tabaaha’ dashicheii Naakaii Dine’e dashinali. Hello, my name is Kimberly Jake and my clans are the sleeping rock people clan, born for the bitter...

Sunny

Sunny

Sunny does more than organizing movements, she’s also a mother, wife, survivor & student. With more than 10 years of writing experience, she's passionate about creating space for others to express themselves through words & heal from past traumas. As a mother,...

Sierra

Sierra

I am stationed at the ISRC (Institute for Seabird Research and Conservation) on Middleton Island, Alaska. When this opportunity was mentioned by my graduate advisor I thought, “Wow! That sounds like an amazing experience.” After being here for a month, I can easily...

Kelby

Kelby

Yá’át’ééh shí éí Kelby yinishyé my clans are Nát’oh dine’e Táchii’nii nishtį, Kinyaa’áanii bashushchiin, Honágháahnii dashicheíí, Tsi’naajinii dashinalí. This is how I identify myself as Diné. I am in my sixth semester at Navajo Technical University and I'm a Junior...

Azuriah

Azuriah

I grew up in Oklahoma and have stayed here my whole life, aside from traveling with my family during the summer. I am enrolled in Bethany High School, and am a freshman, I love good music, good food, and great people, and am really excited for this internship!

C.J.

C.J.

C.J. is born for the Mud Clan, into the Water’s Edge; her maternal grandfather is of the Clump Tree clan and her paternal grandfather is Towering House. She resides within the small community of Mexican Springs, NM located on the Navajo Nation. Currently enrolled in...

Nikkole

Nikkole

Internship Placement: Black Hills Community Loan Fund (Rapid City, South Dakota) School: Oglala Lakota College (Rapid City, South Dakota) My name is Nikkole and I am an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. I am graduating this spring from Oglala Lakota...

Cody

Cody

Internship Placement: Alaska Native Heritage Center (Anchorage, Alaska) School: University of Montana (Missoula, Montana) Háu, Cody emáčiyapelo. Malákȟota yeló. Wayáwa hemáčha, University of Montana el wabláwa. (Hello, my name is Cody . I am Lakota. I am a student, I...

Jillian

Jillian

Chippewa Cree I am a Freshman at the University of Montana. I was born near Red Pheasant, Saskatchewan and I grew up in Rocky Boy, Montana. I am the youngest of six, so not only did I have my parents to guide me I also had my siblings to teach me. I was raised among...

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma My name is Elizabeth and I am a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma studying Management Information Systems. I am an enrolled member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. Currently, I serve as the OU American Indigenous Business Leaders...

Emily

Emily

Internship Placement: National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (Mesa, Arizona) School: Northeastern State University My name is Emily and I was born and raised in Springdale, Arkansas. I am a Junior majoring in Business Management at...

Jackson

Jackson

I was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. I am a 20 year old Global Business Major and Spanish Minor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. My most cherished time then, like it is now, is when I get to see my family and have fun, peacful gatherings with...

Lilly

Lilly

Sicangu Lakota Liliana is from Rosebud, SD and is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota Tribe. She is currently studying Sociology and Native American Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha while also being the President of the Inter-Tribal Student Council....

Kari

Kari

Kari is from Smith Lake, New Mexico. She is a Navajo woman and her clans are Deeshchiinii (Start-of-the-Red-Streak Clan) born for Tsah Yiskidnii (Sagebrush Hill People clan). Kari-April has received her Associate’s of Applied Arts in Accounting from Navajo Technical...

Chase

Chase

Elk Valley Rancheria 'Aeeyekwee'! Nek 'n-ew Chase. I am Yurok, Hoopa, Klamath, and Modoc; and I am an enrolled member of Elk Valley Rancheria. I attended the California Tribal College where I was certified in Tribal Leadership and Governance, and I am currently...

Brittany

Brittany

Internship Placement: National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (Mesa, Arizona) School: University of Montana (Missoula, Montana) Brittany is an enrolled tribal member of the Eastern Navajo Nation, located in Crownpoint, NM. She received an A.A...