One of the most memorable destinations we visited today was Heritage University, the only non-tribal college built on tribal land in the Yakama Nation. The statistics presented by Melissa Hill, the Vice President of Students Affairs at Heritage University, shows that 65% of their students are Hispanic, of whom the majority are women. Yet, while 90% of the Washington population has a high school diploma, the percentage drops dramatically when it comes down to the Yakama Nation and nearby towns. This makes college impractical and somewhat unreachable to many kids, since their parents, as Melissa Hill suggests, might know the value of love, hard work, and community, but not the power of education. Thus, the goals of Heritage University are not only to enrich students’ knowledge and help them pursue their dreams, but also to educate students about their rights and their potential of changing the future. We had great discussions on food insecurity and ethnicity, as well as on the “then what?” that addresses responsibilities and actions that we might take to bring positive changes to rural communities. One quote I really liked from Melissa Hill is that none of us have the choice to choose our identities, and we should be proud of who we are, of who our parents are, and of the land in which we were born and raised. We had a tour around Heritage University campus, and it was amazing to see how the university, started as an idea proposed by three women, has become a place where knowledge is valued and all identities are respected.