Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Native youth, but it feels like the first. This is why we feel that it is important to come together in support of our youth struggling with depression and suicide.
As Indigenerds, Geeks and more, we all know what it is like to be bullied, outcast, or thought weird because of our interests or identification with geek or other subcultures. And regardless of whether or not you identify as an Indigenerd, we all know the struggle of finding our place in this world.
This is why we are asking that you help support #Indigenerds4Hope. Through this initiative, we will be working to raise awareness and support for our youth struggling with depression and suicide. In addition, we would like to establish a Native Youth S.T.E.A.M (science, tech, engineering, arts, math) camp that focuses on Indigenous Knowledge. So that our youth can explore & learn about different S.T.E.A.M fields, while also learning the contributions that our ancestors made to S.T.E.A.M fields before S.T.E.A.M was S.T.E.A.M.