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Lessons in Heroism From Tenacious Teens

Local young change-makers inspire us in the present — and give us hope for the future

Patty Lindley

Published on: March 31, 2022

Lessons in Heroism From Tenacious Teens

Chayton Remle

2. Chayton Remle: But that said, no one has to go it alone.

Every single person has a gigantic change for the world. I think it’s important, because otherwise there would be no change, things would just stay the way they are. So, you should step up, try to find some people who will support you — and then do it, get it done and make a change.

Chayton Remle (Hunkpapa Lakota) has been active in efforts to protect the environment and steward Indigenous rights, treaty rights and ancestral lands for most of his life. He has engaged in these efforts in various ways, such as attending rallies and marches, creating petitions and speaking out about issues in public forums. Through his involvement with Clear Sky, a unique volunteer- and youth-centered program of the Urban Native Education Alliance, he has participated in projects and advocacy work that directly benefit urban Indigenous learners, educators, families and the wider community.

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