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The Power of Influence: The Native American Women Narrative During a Health Crisis with Nikki Pitre

Episode #47

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Host: Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA
Guest: Nikki Pitre

Nikki Pitre
Nikki Pitre

This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features a dynamic conversation between Nikki Pitre, acting Executive Director, Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, and Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA. The historical milestones of Native American women have shaped America’s history. Today, they continue to make strides – despite the challenging environment of this nation – especially within the global pandemic.

Young Women from tribes across the country have come together to use their collective power and influence to work on behalf of their communities. In Nikki’s role at the Center for Native American Youth, she is responsible for spearheading initiative to promote leadership within the Native American population’s youth.

Be sure to listen to find out how Native Youth are responding to COVID-19, recommitments to the outdoors, and leaning into culture and intergenerational strength.

For more information on Nikki, be sure to check her out here!