THOSH COLLINS. ONK-AKIMEL O'ODHAM + WA-ZHA-ZHI + HAUDENOSAUNEE
Thosh was raised in Salt River, Arizona. He works as a photographer and serves as a board member for the Native Wellness Institute. He draws strength and motivation from the spiritual cultural practices of our ancestral people, and recognizes the inherent physical durability embodied by them. Thosh uses this understanding as the basis to encourage all to "Indigenize" fitness and diet as he contributes to the growing wellness movement across Native America in a way that is holistic and culturally appropriate.
CHELSEY LUGER. LAKOTA + OJIBWE
Chelsey is from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. She double majored in History and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College, concentrating on comparative histories of global Indigenous cultures and post-colonial theory. She later earned an M.S. in Digital Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In her work as a journalist, she highlights activist movements and environmentalism as it relates to wellness and Native culture. Chelsey is passionate about motivating youth to stay active and healthy in order to build mental-physical-spiritual strength.
MARTIN SENSMEIER. TLINGIT + KOYUKON-ATHABASCAN
Martin was raised in a Tlingit Coastal community in Southeast Alaska where he grew up learning and participating in the traditions of his people while carrying on the subsistence lifestyle that has been active there for thousands of years. He serves as an ambassador for Native Wellness Institute and advocates for wellness amongst Native people of all Nations. Martin is a basketball player, a gym rat, and a writer of poetry. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he works as an actor and model.