The following story was written by Jared Massey.
“And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell, And I understood more than I saw; For I was seeing in a sacred manner.” Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks
My ancestor’s fought to ensure the future of my people would be prosperous and filled with opportunities. Opportunities such as the one I embarked on. As a young Native American, the likelihood of traveling to a land beyond the boarders of the country were slim to none, so I thought. My journey abroad has taught me lessons I’ll never forget, and began with five college students simply wanting to create change in a foreign land.
Arizona State University’s Chi Alpha is a Christian organization centered around the idea of creating an authentic community on campus. My journey to Europe was made possible through this amazing life-changing organization. I encourage other youth, seek authentic community and faith while pursuing higher education.