Beyond The Recipe: Allie
“Hold on to what you believe in and invest in community, because that’s where I believe we’re going to make the most change.”
Check out this week’s episode of Beyond the Recipe with Allie Young of Protect the Sacred and Well Read Native, in conversation about her work to protect Native Diné community members from the impact of COVID-19 and organizing Ride to the Polls rides on horseback to polling sites to encourage the Navajo Nation to exercise their right to vote in November’s election.
Allie Young is a citizen of the Diné (Navajo) Nation from the Northern Agency of the reservation in Northern New Mexico. She is a storyteller and writer on a mission to increase authentic representation of Native Americans in TV, film, and mainstream media by sharing the stories and traditions of her people that helped and continue to help them persevere in a world where they are largely invisible, underrepresented and misrepresented. She’s developing projects, one of which she’s pitched to Netflix and Amazon Studios. Recently, she founded Protect the Sacred, a grassroots organization that focuses on educating and empowering the next generation of Navajo and Indian Country leaders, promoting the Indian Country Hero Challenge and spreading the “Stay Home” message to protect tribal nations from COVID-19.
IG & Twitter: @allieyoung13
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