November 08, 2022

New poster celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Source:  NYSUT Communications
Quannah Chasinghorse-Potts

For Native American Heritage Month, NYSUT is proud to feature Quannah Chasinghorse-Potts, a Native American model and fourth-generation land protector for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

As a member of the International Gwich’ in Youth Council and the Gwich’in Steering Committee, she spoke at the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, where she urged members to reinstate a climate action leadership task force. Chasinghorse-Potts is an advocate for making the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a permanent wilderness designation, which would protect it from oil development. She has spoken out about climate action and Indigenous rights at events and panels nationwide.

A member of the Gwich’in and Lakota Sioux tribes in her native Alaska, Chasinghorse-Potts began modeling in 2020 after appearing in Calvin Klein’s one future #ckone youth campaign, which featured 11 everyday young Americans. She later signed with IMG Models and has appeared on the covers of Vogue Mexico, Vogue Japan and V magazine. She is known for her traditional face tattoos and makes a point of celebrating Indigenous fashion and promoting sustainable Indigenous brands.

NYSUT is proud to partner with the Indigenous community in ensuring a quality education and future for all students.

To download a printable copy of this poster, visit