Nakia Chávez (23) is Diné & Chicana, and resides on Akimel O'odham and Hohokam territory. Nakia became an Indigenous Activist and water protector when she was in high school. She's also had her own experiences with MMIP, sexual assault, depression, and ongoing health issues that impact Native Americans in the US. She has goals to find a career path that serves and protects her community now and in the far future. She is currently attending school for her passion, Native American Studies. Now, Nakia hopes to increase her contribution within Indigenous communities and is excited to be doing so with SBI.