Johnny Nieto impressed me from the moment I saw him. The more we talked, the more I realized I was speaking to a natural born leader, possessed of the fortutude and wisdom of his ancestors, moving with grace and confidence in the material realm. The real deal. Walking in two worlds. Johnny says anyone can do it. Anyone can achieve their dreams.
The ultimate goal of Johnny Nieto, a 19-year-old football player at Moorpark College who is majoring in business administration, is to lead the Tule River Tribal Council. "I got a full-ride scholarship from my tribe to attend college. My tribe is Tule River Yokuts," said Nieto, of Simi Valley, who is from the Tule River Indian Reservation in Porterville.