Teams of Native junior and high school students are competing to build the best robots. They have to build their machines from scratch to accomplish tasks competition organizers set each season. Those tasks might be as simple as moving an object to a specific space, but they also might have to get around their opponents who are trying to stop them. Just like in sports, there are competitions on the regional, state, and national levels. We’ll hear from some Native robotics competitors and their coaches who are fired up about robots.
Nekoda Altaha (White Mountain Apache), STEM tech and robotics coach at Alchesay High School
Triscinda Miller (San Carlos Apache), instructor, coach, and mentor at Theodore Roosevelt School
Dan Mantz, CEO of the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation
Break 1 Music: Standing Rock (feat. Nick Ørbæk Jacobsen) (song) Uyarakq (artist) Miseraq (album)
Break 2 Music: Turtle Island Reggae (song) Quese IMC & Cempoalli 20 (artist) Osahwuh (album)