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Dreamstarter Grant Program

Kristina Hyatt

in Cherokee, NC (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)

Mentor Org

America's Tooth Fairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation

Location

Cherokee, NC

Tribe

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Kristina’s dream is to be a Native American “tooth fairy,” by visiting nearly 20 schools and after school programs serving Native American children in North Carolina and Oklahoma. Her program will teach kids how to properly take care of their teeth and give them the tools to do it. 

"There are several programs that exist, but they do not focus primarily on Native Americans and problems specific to Native American communities and cultures.... One of my goals is to appear as the Native American ToothFairy, wearing traditional Cherokee clothing, to gain children’s trust and interest." -Kristina

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Read more updates from Kristina about her project!

Additional Information

National Childrens Oral Health Foundation: "Dreamstarter Grant Opens New Opportunity to Serve Native American Youth"

Indian Country Today: "Miss Native American Plays Tooth Fairy"


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