Chapter 23: “I Have a Voice”
Kisdyante Joseph (Hupa/Paiute/Shoshone) is 17 years old and a senior at Hoopa Valley High School. She is an advocate for water and environmental rights. She has participated in numerous conferences, hearings, protests, and documentaries voicing her concerns and offering solutions. Kisdyante is also an avid athlete; playing basketball and softball, and record setting in track. She is a singer, dancer, and active participant in the ceremonies of her people.