"The Red Lake Nation Youth Council visited the Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 13 to participate in the 6th Annual Youth Day. The group spent the day educating policy leaders about the benefits of quality youth development programming and engaged youth in the legislative process."
“All young people need and deserve high-quality youth development experiences that will prepare them for life, and the Red Lake Nation has a great opportunity to do our part to help the youth in our community succeed,” said Marilyn Mountain, youth council advisor."
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Check out the Opportunities section of this website for information related to three programs being offered by the National Museum of the American Indian.
NDNSpark is an online community for Native youth to use as they develop into the next generation of leaders. This specific web tool is designed to assist 13-24 year olds set, track, and achieve their goals. The top priority of the NDNSpark team is to promote community service, inspire teens and young adults to lead a healthy lifestyle, and help mold tomorrow's leaders.
Kelsey Leonard, former National UNITY Council Co-President, recently became the first Native woman to graduate from England's Oxford University. Kelsey, a Shinnecock from Long Island, NY, completed her master's degree in Water Science, Policy and Management and is now a consultant to various organizations on environmental policy and resource management related issues.
According to Oxford's St Cross College website, "Before coming to Oxford, Ms. Leonard served as a youth leader within the United American Indians of Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, PA. She went on to become the executive co-President of a national Native Youth Organization called UNITY. She was also the first member of the Shinnecock Nation to graduate from Harvard University, where she served within various Native undergraduate organizations including the All Ivy Native Council and the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP)." Read the rest of this story on the St Cross College website.
Kelsey, congratulations from your UNITY family!
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is pleased to invite you to its 4th Annual Teen Leadership Conference: Sustaining Good Order that will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The focus will be on having a balance spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally in our respective Youth groups so that we can better serve our Communities.