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Kaytlynn Johnston

Kaytlynn Michelle Johnston nuumu nuu, paya hupuu-wei nuu kima-du

Hello everyone, my name is Kaytlynn Michelle Johnston I am Paiute, I come from where the

water flows in Bishop California. I’m currently the United National Indian Tribal Youth Orginization’s Female Co-President 2023-2024.

I am the daughter of Carrie Brown, and Tony Brown and I have (4) siblings. I am the middle

child, my older sister is Leticia Gonzales, my older brother was Carlos Gonzales Jr., my younger

sister is Ashley Johnston, and our youngest sibling is our brother George Brown.

I am 18 years old, and I graduated Bishop Union High School in Bishop, CA in June of 2023. I am currently attending Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa California. I am majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Film and Television. Part of what has been an inspiration for me to pursue this major is that I was the first ever youth DJ for our Bishop Paiute Tribal Radio station KBPT.

I am a lifelong resident of Bishop California and a proud member of the Bishop Paiute Tribe. Bishop California is 4 hours away from Los Angeles, 4 hours away from Las Vegas and 4 hours from Reno Nevada. I live on the Bishop Paiute reservation which is a one mile by one mile plot of land. Today the Paiute people are the fifth largest California Tribe, with 2,000 members and one of the smallest land bases.

I am currently the Female Co President of UNITY (United National Indian Tribal Youth Organization) the Bishop Tribal Youth Council Female Co-President. I was also the past Pacific Region Representative from 2020-2023.

I am very honored and humbled to be the newly elected Female Co-President for The United National Indian Tribal Youth Organization. I hope to serve native youth in the best way I can. I want youth to feel acknowledged, welcomed, and loved while being involved with UNITY.

I want to thank you for your time and I hope to meet you all very soon, Manahabu, Thank you!

National UNITY Council Executive Committee