This section provides information concerning opportunities for Native American youth and those who work with Native youth. If you know of such opportunities, forward the information to the WebTeam by using this site's Contact form.
The Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute will offer internships in the fall, spring, and summer semesters in the 2014-2015 terms. The time required for the internship is 15-20 hours per week. Interns will focus primarily on policy research, communications tasks, and administrative support. Applicants must have an interest in American Indian and Alaska Native issues and preferably have some experience working with tribal organizations, federal partners or policy-makers. The internship is located at the Aspen Institute headquarters office in Washington, DC.
To learn more, visit the announcement page HERE.
The following information was provided by Antonio Davis, Youth Council Coordinator, Ak-Chin Indian Community.
Everyone is Welcome to attend Alyssa Rene Garcia's - Miss Indian Arizona 2013/2014 - Farewell Celebration on Saturday September 13, 2014. See the attached flyers for more information about the day's events and location.
The following information was provided by LoVina Louie, Benewah Medical and Coeur d'Alene Tribal Wellness Center, Plummer, Idaho.
2014 N7 Sport Summit Introduces Youth Sessions - October 3 & 4, 2014
In collaboration with the Native Wellness Institute (NWI), N7 presents the first-ever opportunity for Native American and Aboriginal youth leaders, ages 14-18, to attend the N7 Sport Summit as part of the newly created Youth Session. NWI will lead the youth tracks, providing participants with an opportunity to gain knowledge and experiences that will enable self-growth, motivation, and enhancement of leadership qualities as it relates to sport and physical activity. The sessions will include hands-on experiences that embody the NWI model of taking a holistic approach to empower youth to be a positive influence for change. Youth attendees will be invited to attend the general Summit opening and closing sessions.
Registration is limited to 50 attendees. (Please see the registration page to register at the youth rate of $150.)
The following information was provided by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of AZ
The American Indian Chamber of Commerce has announced a Job Fair for Native Americans that will take place on August 28, 2014 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm on the University of Phoenix Tempe Campus.
This job fair is free for Native American job seekers.
For more information call the Chamber at 602-448-0260.
WESTAF 2014 Emerging Leaders of Color
Professional Development Program
The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) is a regional nonprofit arts service organization
whose mission is to strengthen the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts
in the western United States. In its work, WESTAF strives to reflect the values, insights, spirit,
and knowledge of communities of color, indigenous peoples, and other marginalized ethnic
communities in the west and ensure its programs and initiatives incorporate the diverse
perspectives of the region.
In 2010, WESTAF established its Emerging Leaders of Color Professional Development
Program, which promotes multicultural leadership in the arts by:
● Building a cohort of cultural leaders of color in the western United States who are
committed to the advancement of the arts.
● Engaging diverse emerging leaders in coursework and activities designed to strengthen
competencies and prepare participants for leadership positions in the field.
● Providing opportunities for promising arts professionals to establish networks that
support their careers and the cultural interests of the communities they represent and
● Deepening participants’ understanding of the arts in the United States and how public
support sustains the vibrancy of the sector.