Well For Culture
Thosh Collins is Wa-Zha-Zhi, Onk Akimel O’odham, Haudenosaunee, 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 grew up in North Dakota, from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She studied global indigenous history at Dartmouth College and digital media Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Chelsey is interested in proactive approaches to addressing health concerns amongst Native people, and frequently highlights positive stories about strength and solidarity around Native country in her work as a journalist. She is passionate about motivating other youth to stay active in order to build the mental-physical-spiritual strength that comes with wellness and sobriety.