Alexis, (Pit River Tribe/Madesi), believes in being outgoing, easy to communicate with, and obtaining as much Native historical knowledge as possible.
“One thing I am passionate about is my culture, It’s allows me to connect with the Elders, and my Indigenous practices.
As one of the proud Native American youth, of our nation, I love to make a difference and change to our society for the good. Being a leader in a community or school can be very beneficial. In life you will always need those leaders to help guide others through life or become a great person to help others. In my community and school I participate in Cheer Leading; as Captain, Basketball, Softball, Golf, Pow Wow dancing; as a northern Buckskin Traditional dancer, royalty for the Still Water Powwow; as Miss Still water of 2017-2019, I participate on student council for the Native American Education Club as the treasurer for the last 6 years, the fundraiser committee, Dance committee, Leo’s Club, Interact Club, I Host cultural classes for my community with the help of my mom: Beading, Powwow Dace lessons, Regalia Making, Willow Gathering, Basket Weaving and Root Gathering. Last but not least I picked up and started the trend of assemblies at my school for Native American Heritage Month since i was in 7th grade. Being involved, I feel, brings you out of your shell and gives you a new purpose to show off who you are and your passion for our Native backgrounds.”