ArriAnna, (Salish), believes in leadership and commitment.
“One thing I am passionate about is culture/language preservation and suicide prevention. I am an active leader within my community. I have planned/organized/hosted a school wide assembly educating and bringing awareness to suicide. Figuring out the strengths and weaknesses to make positive change within the community. I have also started a community garden with my partner. We grew fresh produce for the school and community to provide healthy meals and to assure nobody goes hungry. We took the initiative to educate the youth in our school of healthy produce and how to be earth friendly. I have taken multiple leadership roles in planning conferences. I am the president of the Flathead reservations Nkwucin (one voice) UNITY youth council. These recent two years our group has been asked to lead the youth workshop portion of the Salish conference. I personally took the lead in teaching the youth “language time” where they were taught body parts. I am also currently representing the Kalispel Tribe of Indians as Miss Qlispe (kalispel) 2017-2018. These past two years I have truly dedicated my time to make positive changes within my community.”