BENA — From stuttering and being afraid to speak publicly at the beginning of high school, to speaking in front of a crowd of thousands at the end of his school career, Hunter Jackson found his way out of his shell.
How did you celebrate Indigenous People’s Day? UNITY’s 25 Under 25 Awardee Frankie Pedersen is an active member of her local Youth Council in the Midwest Region. According to Pederson “the Chi-Nations Youth Council held a Black, Indigenous Solidarity BBQ. We proudly set up our tipi as a group. We brought canopies, cooked, and once it got dark we screened Powwow Highway. It was a beautiful day of celebration and we’re so happy we were able to continue building our solidarity with different communities.” said Pederson. The Chi-Nations Youth Council was also previously awarded the 2019 UNITY Youth Council of the Year award for their its community impact.