Arizona teens share passions with others at White House Tribal Youth Forum

WASHINGTON-Gabriella Nakai said she has tackled the challenges facing Indigenous communities on her own, but that being surrounded by others who share her passion makes the load a little lighter.

"Seeing all of the amazing work that all of these Native national youth leaders are doing pushes me forward and lets me know that when I am the only Native in these spaces people behind me are going to have my back," Nakai said.

She was one of two Arizona "Champions for Change" – along with Fort Apache resident Jovi Williams of the White Mountain Apache-at the third annual White House Tribal Youth For...