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Stanford-based program trains indigenous leaders


Stanford-based program trains indigenous leaders: [] "Caribou only cross roads if leaders do it first," said Warren Maaguk Jones, a 2013 fellow at Stanford's First Nations' Futures Institute (FNFI), noting similarities to his community's social dynamics. "When [one of our leaders] crosses the road, people will say, 'Wow, he's really doing something that's true to who we are.'"

Jones, a Yup'ik native Alaskan, recounted the story during a recent symposium to celebrate the 10th anniversary of FNFI, a two-week program at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment that supports young indigenous leaders in developing values-based skills to tackle environmental, economic, social and cultural challenges in their communities.

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