New intern joins the Wyoming Humanities team

Jazmine Wildcat is our new Native Narrative Student Research Intern, working to create a public database of Native American scholars and experts in Indigenous storytelling, history, civics, language, literature, arts and crafts, and other humanities disciplines.
 
She is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho tribe from the Wind River Reservation, currently in her last year at the University of Wyoming where she is triple majoring in Psychology, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Political Science. She is passionate about the mental health of Indigenous youth and wants to make change through policy.
 
Excited about her role, she had this to say about the internship: “I believe my work building an Indigenous database that works towards preserving our culture and traditions is critical. We need to make sure the knowledge and expertise that our elders and community members hold continues on for future generations to use and thrive with. This internship is an opportunity for a database to be built by an Indigenous person, for Indigenous people.”