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Our Emerging Leader Award is granted to applicants who demonstrate a deep commitment to addressing gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people, who are utilizing their studies to lead ongoing efforts to raise awareness, support survivors, or prevent future violence. Each Emerging Leader Award recipient is given a $500 honorarium. 



Amanda Rose Young, M.A is Hidatsa of MHA Nation as well as an Anishinaabe of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, both reservations of North Dakota. She is currently a 4th year Counseling Psychologist PhD student. Her current research embraces the stories of Native women who are leaders within the MMIW Movement in what’s colonially known as the U.S. She is hopeful this research will help rewrite the narrative of Native women, as we are more than a statistic. 

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