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
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
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 nysut.org/publications.