Angelina

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Angelina

Hello, my name is Angelina. I am 13 turning 14 soon and I am part of the Pinoleville Pomo Nation Tribe. I am dedicated and passionate with the things that I do. Aztec dancing is a big part of me because it’s not just a hobby for me but it’s a lifestyle and prayer for me and my family. Angelina has been an ambassador since 2019.

Annaleis

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Annaleis

Hello my name is Annaleis Michel. I am in 10th grade and I am 16 years old. I am Miwok from Ione California. I am a part of the Sac Police Department Criminal Justice Magnet Academy at John F Kennedy high school, where we learn the basics and the background of different law enforcement agencies such as FBI, CSI, K-9, and mounted unit, etc. Annaleis has been an Ambassador since 2018 and a Founding Member of the Ambassadors.

Cecilia

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Cecilia

My name is Cecilia Michel. In my 17 years of living, I am now at my senior year in high school. I represent the Ione Band of Miwok Indians. I have accomplished becoming a strong independent Native woman by participating in ceremony as a Miwok dancer, also by being a leader and obtaining academic success. Cecilia has been an Ambassador since 2018 and a Founding Member of the Ambassadors.

Isaiah

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Isaiah

Hello my name is Isaiah. I am 14 years old and I am in 8th grade. I am Cherokee, Apache, Pima, and Tohono O’odham. I’m a great listener, I’m friendly, and I always follow you up with people I meet. Isaiah has been an Ambassador since 2019.

Merissa

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Merissa

Hello my name is Merissa, I am a 13 turning 14 soon. I am part of the Pomo Tribe. I like to do Aztec dancing, baking, and playing sports. The things that make me great are that I am dedicated to what I do and set my mind to. Merissa has been an Ambassador since 2018 and a Founding Member of the Ambassadors.

Mison

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Mison

My name is Mison Cadwet, I am 18 and I go to C.K McClatchy High School. My tribe is Acoma and I have been a part of NYA for two years. I am super outgoing and really easy to talk to. Mison has been an Ambassador since 2018 and a Founding Member of the Ambassadors.

River

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River

Hi my name is River Burkart. I am Dakota, Cherokee, and Choctaw. I attend Rio Linda High school and am 14 years old. Some of my hobbies are singing and t-shirt design. River has been an Ambassador since 2019.

Running Deer

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Running Deer

Hello, My name is Running Deer Valle. I am 12 years old and a 7th grader. My tribes are; Apache, Carrizo, Comecrudo, Yaqui, Isleta, and Zapotec. Something unique about me is that I want to be a Police Officer. Running Deer has been a Little SNAHC since 2018 and a Founding Member of the Little SNAHCS. Running Deer has now become an Ambassador as of 2019.

Yahmonee

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Yahmonee

Hi! My name’s Yahmonee Hedrick, and I’m 18 years old. I am a proud member of the Maidu, Chickasaw, Taos Pueblo, and Ute tribes. I’m a senior at Mira Loma High School, and I’m a member of the International Baccalaureate program. Yahmonee has been an Ambassador since 2018 and a Founding Member of the Ambassadors.

Bryce

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Bryce

My name is Bryce. I am 9 years old and I am in 4th grade. My school is Florence Markofer Elementary School. My tribe is the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. What makes me unique is that I am really good at sports. Bryce has been a Little SNAHC since 2019.

Isabella

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Isabella

Hello, my name is Isabella Bravo. I am 11 years old and I represent the Ione Band of Miwok Indians. I volunteer a lot in my community by participating in park clean-ups and fun activities for my community. Isabella has been a Little SNAHC since 2018 and a Founding member of the Little SNAHC’s.

Luna Valle

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Luna Valle

Hi, I am Luna Valle and I am Zapotec, Corrizo, Comedcrudo, Isleta, Apache, and Yaqui. I am in the 5th grade at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School and I am 10 years old. I like to read and play sports like softball and volleyball. Luna Valle has been a Little SNAHC Since 2019.

Peygoy

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Peygoy

Hello, my name is Peygoy Hedrick. I am Maidu, Yurok, and Karuk. I am 9 years old and a 3rd grader at Cowan Elementary School. I enjoy spending time playing soccer with my friends and hanging out with my older brother Yahmonee, and my younger brother, Koyo. Peygoy have been a Little SNAHC since 2019.

Sienna

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Sienna

Hello, I am Sienna Posh. I’m 11 years young and I am in 6th grade. I am from the Pomo tribe. I’ve been involved with programs that help the community such as the Directing Change Video Project. With SNAHC’s support, a group of kids and I made a video around Mental health and how culture can play a huge roll in our well-being. Sienna has been a Little SNAHC since 2018 and a Founding Member of the Little SNAHC’s.

Manaia

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Manaia

My name is Manaia Taula-Lieras and I am 13 years old and a 7th grader. I am Navajo, Umatilla, Nez Perce, Cayuse, Comanche, Mexican and Samoan. One of my proudest accomplishments is receiving a scholarship to the 2018 Intertribal Youth/Native Like Water Residential Camp in San Diego on behalf of the Nahko Medicine Tribe. In addition to being a part of SNAHC Youth Ambassadors, I am also in the leadership program at my middle school which allows me to participate in creating activities for all students and meet with school leadership. Some of my hobbies include playing the guitar and ukulele, Polynesian dancing, fancy dancing, skateboarding, photography, writing, and singing. Manaia has been a Little SNAHC since 2018 and a Founding Member of the Little SNAHCS. Manaia has now become an Ambassador as of 2019.

Sienna

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Sienna

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Tasha and Bri

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Tasha and Bri

Tasha and Bri are the Youth Peer Support Specialists. If you are interested in connecting with them and learning more about the program email them at Tasha.Norton@snahc.org or Briseida.Solis@snahc.org

Kameiko

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Kameiko

My name is Kameiko Hostler I’m an enrolled member of the Hupa Valley tribe. I am extremely passionate about helping others and I feel it is my life’s purpose to help those in medical need who are unable to receive it. Kameiko has been an Ambassador since 2018 and a Founding Member of the Ambassadors.

Kamaria

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Kamaria

Hi! My name is Kamaria Charlo and I am proud member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. I am the daughter of Heather Hostler and Porsche Charlo, the granddaughter of Jacque Hostler-Carmesin and the late Hilton Hostler Jr and Sylvia Purify-Allen. I come from the village of Tak’mil’din in Hoopa, California. I am in the 5th grade and I’m a great student. I have achieved Principal’s Honor Roll or higher every semester since I received letter grades. I am a competitive basketball and soccer player and have earned recognitions as the Coach Mike Shaw Basketball MVP award and top league scorer. I am an animal lover, particularly dogs and I plans to start a rescue organization one day. I would like to attend Stanford and play basketball when I’m older and possible become a WWE Superstar. Kamaria has been a Little SNAHC since 2018 and a Founding Member of the Little SNAHC’s.

Greyson

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Greyson

Hi, my name is Greyson McCoy. I am 11 years old and a 6th grader at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School. I am a tribal citizen of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. I enjoy video games, hockey, riding my bike and spending time with my family and friends. I am huge fan of Disney and would someday love to be an Imagineer. I enjoy learning about all Native cultures and have been involved with Sacramento City Unified Indian Education since kindergarten.

Cienna

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Cienna

Hello reader! My name is Cienna Roberts and I am a Native Youth Ambassador for the year of 2019. I am a 14 year old freshman at Laguna Creek High School. I represent the Ione Band of Miwok Indians and The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota. I am a member of the Black Student Union (BSU) at my high school. In the club, we discuss and educate other students and staff on the past and current issues within the black community. I enjoy being in this club because I see it as the beginning of me becoming more aware of the problems within my community and it pushes me to stand up to issues when everyone else decides to stay silent. I’m looking to start a Native club that serves the purpose just as our BSU club does. Too many people are unaware of my people’s past trauma and current struggles. I intend to do something to represent the Native community in the school system within the next 3 years of my life. I’m a typical teenage girl who enjoys hanging out with friends and family, playing sports, and watching Netflix. I look forward to finishing high school, becoming a successful neurosurgeon, and continuing to spread the positivity of my culture for generations to come. Cienna has been an Ambassador since 2018 and a Founding Member of the