Samuel Catanach is from Pueblo of Pojoaque, an American Indian community located in northern New Mexico. Samuel is a learner of his heritage language, Tewa, as well as a strong proponent of indigenous language revitalization in general. He is a graduate student in the master's in American Indian Studies (AIS) program at Arizona State University. Samuel joins the WAYK team for the 2016 Summer Intensive in Atka, Alaska. He is beyond excited for what the summer holds, what he'll hopefully be able to contribute to the team and community of Atka, and what new skills and knowledge he'll take back with him once it's all over.