Native Youth Leadership Alliance

(Ryan Dennison) Conscious Leadership

(Ryan weaving abstract Dine’ rug designs on a fence. Photo credit Darin Tom) Ryan Dennison (Dine’), Upcoming student at Dine’ College Interview by Mariana Harvey Yá’át’ééh, Ryan Dennison éí yinishyé. Hooghan Łání éí nishłí. Ta’neeszahnii bá shíshchíín. Tsénabiłnii éí da shicheii. Kinyaa’áanii éí da shinálí. Na’nízhoozhídi éí shighan. Hello, my name is Ryan Dennison. I…

(Tiffany Bahnimptewa) Indigenous Language Institute Symposium 2013

This past October I attended the Indigenous Language Institute Symposium 2013.The most impactful part of this experience was seeing how various tribal communities were keeping their indigenous language alive. I saw they were using the old way of teaching (immersion) and new ways utilizing western technology through media and various teaching techniques. Gary ʺLitefootʺ Davis…

(Jesse Shortbull) Lights! Camera! Action! Movie Time in South Dakota

I had the recent opportunity to go on an awesome adventure in my own backyard of western South Dakota. This adventure was watching a short film that I co-wrote and co-produced coming to life right before my very eyes. From the page to production I saw every aspect of a story coming to life. Believe me its an…