As an indigenous journalist, (Caddo and Delaware nations), sharing indigenous stories is a lifelong passion. We have been working to reclaim our narratives and be responsible for transcribing their meaning to society for a long time. My hope as a journalist is to bring indigenous voice to mainstream media. I believe taking back control of our narratives, and the representation of our histories, values, and cultures, will help indigenous people take back control of our future and self-determination. My work covering Indigenous issues can be found in The Guardian, and recently on the National Geographic Voices blog. I have been a freelance photojournalist and journalist for about 6 years, and within the last 3 years began publishing internationally in The Guardian, and outlets such as Outside Magazine and Backpacker Magazine. I am still working toward achieving full-time status as a journalist and supplement my income as a seasonal field ranger with the U.S. Forest Service.