Senator Byron Dorgan and the Center for Native American Youth invite you to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by hearing the inspirational stories of our youngest First Americans. The event will be a dialogue about the importance for portraying Native children in a positive light and sharing positive stories in Indian Country. The Center's founder, Senator Byron Dorgan, will announce the creation of the Center's Champions for Change (CFC) program, a spinoff of a White House initiative, created to recognize and encourage inspirational Native American youth working in their tribal or urban Indian communities to promote hope and make a positive impact.
For more information, read the related story on the Center for Native American Youth's website.
UNITY welcomes Chasity Longhorn to coordinate the files and maintain contacts with UNITY-affiliated youth councils.
A member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma UNITY Youth Council, she served as Co-Chair the past two years. Although she is focusing more on her college classes, she remains as the National UNITY Council Female Representative for the youth council.
Chasity attends Seminole State College. Future plans are to transfer to the University of Oklahoma in the spring of 2014 and to major in Native American Studies. Afterward, she expects to earn her degree in American Indian Law.
The Hessel Tribal Community in Michigan is planning the second annual Gathering of the Pipes Ceremony in honor of Mother Earth. This event was very successful last year as there were 13 pipe carriers in attendance. Additionally pipe carriers from New Mexico, Lower Michigan, China and Australia participated by lighting their pipes at the same time as the participants in Upper Michigan, praying for our Mother Earth.
The attached event flyer provides additional information about the ceremony.
The Chickasaw Nation fully supports and recognizes November as Diabetes Awareness Month. To promote awareness, www.Chickasaw.tv is featuring several stories and promotional videos to engage its audience and help in the fight against diabetes.
Programming for the diabetes content will begin on Monday, October 29th and run on Chickasaw.tv through Friday, November 30th. Video content will cover various topics including diabetes warning signs, nutrition information, and patient stories.
Over the past 17 years, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards have been given to more than 100,000 middle and high school students across the country for helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety, protecting the environment, and serving their communities through many other volunteer activities. Today the search begins to identify thousands more who have made meaningful contributions to their communities over the past 12 months, as the awards program kicks off its 18th year.
These awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc. in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honor outstanding community service by students in grades 5 through 12 at the local, state and national level.