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Meet Clayton Sandy: Knowledge Keeper & Cultural Advisor

For 15 years now, Clayton Sandy has been helping youth at MYS and beyond connect to their culture and traditional ways of knowing and being. He says pride in his own Dakota heritage saved him from the negativity he still experiences as an Indigenous person.

When he's not sharing his story and inspiring Indigenous youth to shape a brighter future rooted in cultural pride, he's traveling with his family to dance in pow wow competitions across North America. And his passion for pow wow doesn't end there: Clayton also designs beautiful ceremonial headdresses!

Right now, MYS is proud to be working with Clayton to present weekly Circles for Reconciliation at 175 Mayfair- developed to spark conversation, understanding, and reconciliation between small groups of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.