As a young(er) professional, Dennis Worden (Coeur d' Alene tribe) found the need for more content made by, and about, young Natives. Rather than wait, he decided to create that himself. Dennis is the founder and host of the NextGen Native podcast. He interviews young Natives across the country that may not be elected tribal leaders, but are making a difference in their communities. From nationally known people such as U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper, to business professionals such as Haven Harris, or even conversations about health and fitness, Dennis covers a variety of professions and topics all from the eyes of Natives building for the next generation.
In addition to profiling guests to learn about their successes, Dennis dives into their personal lives and background. The purpose is to make relatable to listeners that these people that are taking action are not that different from everyone else. His ultimate goal is to inspire action to build for the much discussed "future generations."
The name NextGen Native has a double meaning. First, younger people are frequently been referred to as the "next generation". These are also people that are building and creating things, improving their lives and their communities for the "next generation".
For more information, you can go to NextGen Native, listen to the podcast on iTunes or Facebook.