My experience with Antinanco has been a large journey in a small amount of time, one that brought me out of my comfort zones and into positive experiences that helped me develop a better understanding of the natural environment
and indigenous cultures.
It was through all these wonderful people, and many others involved, where I was able to learn more about the culture I come from, meet elders, and make new friends along the way. I am grateful for these new, exciting experiences and to be able to be in a new environment that allows me to learn and see more of the world!
Just from this small amount of time, it felt like I had known everyone for a long time, as if we were all old friends.
I am grateful to have been around good people and to be part of something positive!
From Dennis Metcalf
(I originally come from Chamberlain, South Dakota and I currently go to school at the Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico. At IAIA, I continue learn about my culture and hope to become a storyteller and illustrator!)