Kateri, Navajo (Dine) (NM), helps youth in her community and other communities to succeed by finding hope where it doesn’t seem to exist. Through her work with Honoring Native Lives, Kateri was part of the first youth group in the nation to organize a workshop. Although the process was stressful, she helped to create an engaging workshop that she presented in front of over 50 people! Kateri also volunteers helping people with gun safety and suicide prevention. Kateri feels good when she hears from other youth that they aspire to do what she is doing. Using her public speaking skills, Kateri will promote We R Native to other youth. When not volunteering, Kateri plays softball and reads about current events, which will aid her in her goal of becoming a journalist someday. She is a proud Lobo at the University of New Mexico! Keep an eye out for Kateri and We R Native at school, community, and national events this year!