Native Youth Leadership Alliance

(Paul Cline) Articulating Visions Through NYLA

(Paul painting with his son, Tony)

Paul Cline (Nooksack/Lummi), Student at Northwest Indian College

Interview by Burdette Birdinground

WHAT’S POSSIBLE WITH NYLA?

The support from all the Northwest NYLA members in our region. The community being close and being able to connect with members and to relate on local issues and support each other in our goals.

WHAT HAS NYLA SUPPORTED YOU IN?

NYLA is a big part in me attending Northwest Indian College’s, Our Food is Our Medicine conference every year. They support my interest and help put my plans into action. They have helped me step out of my comfort zone and strengthening my confidence in public speaking.

NYLA fellows, Mariana Harvey, Paul Cline and Johnny Buck presenting at OFOM 2014. Photo credit: Elise Krohn
NYLA fellows, Mariana Harvey, Paul Cline and Johnny Buck presenting at OFOM 2014

HOW HAS NYLA SUPPORTED YOU IN YOUR ACADEMIC GOALS?

NYLA has helped me with my plan management. This has helped me make focus on my over all plan by doing my small goals and educational goals.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE NYLA FELLOWSHIP?

Being able to meet all the interesting people that work with NYLA  and networking through NYLA.

HOW IS NYLA SUPPORTING YOU IN YOUR VISIONS OR GOALS?

NYLA has helped me articulate my goals and visions.

WHAT ARE SOME LEADERSHIP VALUES YOU LIVE BY?

It would have to be our old teachings that are most helpful in life lessons; they help me in raising my son. Also, utilizing traditional values in everyday life.

NYLA co-director Kevin Killer with NYLA fellows Alli Moran, Burdette Birdinground and Paul Cline
NYLA co-director Kevin Killer with NYLA fellows Alli Moran, Burdette Birdinground and Paul Cline

##SEE PAUL’S NYLA PROFILE HERE##