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Area of Expertise: Activist
"As a leader, it is my job to highlight my fellow youth and put them in the spotlight, because when one of us succeeds, we all succeed."
Through his community organizing, Anthony Tamez-Pochel unapologetically makes space for urban Native youth in his hometown of Chicago. He’s co-president of the Chi-Nations Youth Council, with the mission of raising awareness and cultural identity for Native youth. He’s spearheaded the creation of a Native garden and gathering space within the city, as well as protested the race-based logo of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team.