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Elevating Native American Voices

White Mountain Apache tribal members and founders of the Arrowhead Business Group Foundation in the U.S. will engage the voices of their fellow Native Americans to tell the story of a grass roots initiative to change the national narrative about the poorest and most invisible peoples in the U.S. Native Americans living in reservation settings continue to struggle with poverty and high unemployment. Working together with their tribe and the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, they will use different forms of media to explain how the first peoples of the U.S. were driven into poverty and unemployment. They will then showcase their recent success story of the Arrowhead youth entrepreneurship program to demonstrate the value of culturally based solutions and drive action toward sustainable Indigenous economic empowerment.

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