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NextGen-La Casa Roja (Navajo Nation and the World)

Global Youth Leadership

La Casa Roja is a non-profit organization founded by Bread Loaf Teacher Network Members Carissa Brownotter, Rex Lee Jim, and Ceci Lewis. The purpose of La Casa Roja Youth Advocacy Team is to promote healthy, sustainable solutions to problems that indigenous youth face. Founded in 2014, La Casa Roja has its roots in Navajo country, its heritage, traditions, culture, values, songs, prayers, and stories, which informs its work with other partners like the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, Andover Bread Loaf, and the Navajo Community Health Outreach. Recognizing that youth are the answer to the current problems that plague the world, La Casa Roja is invested in providing leadership opportunities for indigenous youth globally.

Youth Advisory Board Members

Youth Leaders

  • Taylor Abasta
  • McKayla Begay
  • Amber Billie
  • Tonya Bluehorse
  • Teva Castillo
  • Jade Goodwill
  • Brawnson Gould
  • Keanu Gorman
  • Holly Tsosie
  • Mikayla Johnson 
  • Terrilynn Laughlin
  • Dewight Leupp
  • Nizhoni-bah Martin
  • Zunneh-bah Martin
  • Margaret McNeal 
  • Ty Fierce Metteba
  • Cody Morgan
  • Joshua Nelson
  • Kyle White
  • Alvanna Yazzie

La Casa Roja Board of Directors

  • Carissa Brownotter, South Dakota
  • Rex Lee Jim, Dine College
  • Cecelia Lewis, Cochise College
  • Andrea Lunsford, Stanford University
  • Aaron Shakow, Harvard University
  • Ceceilia Tso, New Mexico

Youth-Leader Presentations