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Institute History

  • 2019 Talent Forum


Mia is losing it—both herself and her culture. She's wrapped her identity in a blanket of men and has lost what it means to be a strong, modern Native woman. After losing yet another "love of her life," she's forced to move home to Alaska and back in with her mother, a tribal council member. When she's dragged to a council meeting on her first night back home, Mia finds herself being unceremoniously volun-told that she's her tribe's newly elected youth representative. In taking on this role, she finds herself learning to finally dance to her own drum.


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