In this episode we meet with Melodie Lopez, founder of Indigenous Strategies LLC, whose goal is to bridge the gap between misconceptions and understanding of working with native students/groups within the Tucson area. Her life’s work has revolved around advocating and providing opportunity for natives and non-natives to embrace and learn the mechanisms within Indian Country. Melodie volunteers her time helping build strategic events for youth, based around modern and indigenous knowledge of the environment and water. On her website it also explains in depth about the 3 strategies she provides which are Educational, Social Welfare, and Leadership. During the conversation she shares examples and defines these strategies and how she implements them in her work.