WE ARE NYLA!
1. NYLA invests in young adult (early 20s to early 30s) Native leaders to spark culturally based community change!
2. The NYLA fellowship provides ongoing mentorship and leadership coaching, a nationwide network of young leaders from diverse Tribal communities, elder mentors, local and national retreats, skill building and network building opportunities across both Native and non-Native communities
3. NYLA fellows are predominantly from rural communities and committed to lead in their communities for the long-term and most fellows are current or have graduated from a Tribal...
(SFJ program director, Mijo Lee with Mariana Harvey & Johnny Buck)
NYLA is blessed to build many partnerships with visionary funders. These partners take bold steps to support us in our innovative work and we are deeply grateful for these lasting investments. In this e-newsletter, we are celebrating the unique contributions of the Social Justice Fund Northwest!
The Social Justice Fund Northwest is a very unique funding partner. NYLA learned at the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training’s conference ‘Money for Our Movements’ in 2012 that a majority of resources for community...
I was recently elected as a Shannon County Commissioner representing District 2 in my hometown of Oglala, South Dakota. Through research based on a the history of Native American women who were elected, I found out I am the youngest in history to hold office and youngest Native elected in the country as a County Commissioner.
This has been a great opportunity for me, there is so much about my own county I was not aware of and hopeful to make positive change in the near future. I recently attended a state wide commission training in Pierre, South Dakota and was faced with many...
This month our theme for the NYLA Blog is:
What issue are you most passionate about right now as a leader?
I am excited to share what I am most passionate about - my leadership 'Spark!'.
I fight for many causes and this is one of them:
I was in class earlier and watched an old film from 1983 called "The Four Corners: A National Sacrifice Area?" (more info below and you can watch a clip here).
It just made me mad to think about how our people and leaders from that time took money in exchange for the coal, uranium, the water (our aquifers). The reason our president at the time gives...