Nowhere but Madison feels like home to Arvina Martin. She logged a year in Arizona, spent part of middle school in Washington, D.C. and attended Dartmouth. College in New Hampshire, but they couldn’t compete.
Family has always kept Kyla Beard grounded and connected to her Native American roots. Her dad is 100% Ho-Chunk and her mom is a descendant of the Puerto Rican Taíno, an Indigenous tribe that was scattered throughout the Caribbean.
Carla Vigue has been leading for years — at the National Council of Urban Indian Health, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and more — but when a Native elder had passed her the baton, she was inspired to do more.