Tous, Asa Samuels néé’eesíh’inoo Hitesiinino noh hinono’einino, nee’eeteihinoo.
Halito! Sv hohchifo yvt Asa Samuels. Okla Homma Chahta Okla atukma unchululi micha im vlhtoka sia hosh vla li.
I am a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and a descendent of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. I graduated from Seminole State College(SSC) with an Associate’s Degree of Science in Biology. I plan to attend The University of Oklahoma after graduating from Seminole State College to pursue a degree in Zoology and a degree in Native American Studies. I am also a co-youth pastor at First Indian Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma and I am a registered Indigenous artist through Choctaw Nation.
I am an intern at the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center on OU campus researching climate change and culturally significant plants. I am currently attending the summer internship program at the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Program at Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas.
My future goals are to impact conservation of wildlife and the sovereignty of all tribal nations in sacred land by researching climate change, environmental sustainability, animal endangerment, heritage, language, and policy.