(In picture: Nez Perce Youth & community at NYLA training in March 2015)
This past March, the Native Youth Leadership Alliance had the honor of providing training on leadership development, direct action skill building, and cultural organizing upon request from the Nez Perce Youth Advisory Board. Some of the Youth Advisory Board’s objectives are to provide a collective voice and represent the tribal youth in matters that concern them and to help solve problems facing tribal youth.
This May, during the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho’s General Council Chloe Thompson, a Nez Perce Youth Advisory Board member, addressed General Council and gave the report on the March training.
Joyce McFarland, Education Manager of the Nez Perce Tribe, assisted Chloe with the report and reported on the Youth Advisory Board. Joyce mentioned how it is her hopes that soon the Youth Advisory Board members will be able to give the full report themselves.
Chloe did an excellent job, and addressed questions the Council and community members had on topics that concerned youth, such as school policies on their Reservation. Chloe contributed a perspective that is not often present during General Council Meetings; youth voice.
We look forward to seeing the great things that the Nez Perce Youth Advisory Board will accomplish in the future.
If you are interested in bringing NYLA to your community for workshops and trainings, please contact us for more information via email at info[@]nativeyouthleadership.org