Youth in Action: Indigenous Youth Poet Warriors

How does poetry inspire change? The language of poetry, chosen and arranged for its meaning, sound, and rhythm, inspires the imagination and evokes an emotional response. Young Indigenous poets use written and spoken words to express their worldviews and advocate for personal and community needs. In celebration of the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo (Mvskoke [Creek] Nation), Native youth share how this “poet and champion of justice” has inspired their own writings. 

Moderated by Kelly Caballero (Tongva), this event features poets Sareya Taylor (White Mountain Apache/Diné), Kinsale Drake (Diné) and jaye simpson (Sapotaweyak Cree Nation).

This program is part of the Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future series, which features young Indigenous activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere who are working towards equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples. 

The program will be available on demand after it premieres.