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This Activist Is Connecting Young Native Americans Through The Power Of Words


There are 5.1 million Native Americans living in the United States right now, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite this, when you Google “Native Americans,” here’s what comes up:

There are barely any photos of contemporary Native Americans in the search result. The silencing — and erasure — of Native American stories is one of the reasons Megan Red Shirt-Shaw, a 27-year-old member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, decided to create an online literary publication written for — and by — young Native Americans. MTV News spoke to Megan about the site, called Natives in America, and the importance of amplifying their voices.


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