S’Nya Sanchez (Standing Rock Sioux), is originally from Minneapolis, MN. She’s a college student at United Tribes Technical College, dual majoring in Business and Environmental Science & Research. S’Nya is also an actor with experience through New Native Theatre and a movie called The Jingle Dress.
“I am devoted to providing the youth an opportunity to experience new physical activities and food recipes,” S’Nya says. “This is an experience that was given to me when I was younger, so I would like to provide that to the Bismarck/Mandan community.”
S’Nya is one of ten American Indian young people selected for the 2020 Dreamstarter® grant program, funded by Running Strong for American Indian Youth. Each year the program awards grants to ten American Indian youth to help them implement projects inspired by their dreams for their communities. With this funding and the sponsorship of the Sacred Pipe Resource Center, S’Nya is making her dream a reality!