Native Youth Leadership Alliance

(Mariana Harvey & Sophia Kizilbash) Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians: Taking care of ourselves IS taking care of our communities

Our leadership is not just for the here and now; we lead for long-term generational community change.   As a NYLA community, we are focused on action, but it is action grounded in our values, connected to root causes, and flows from collaborative relationships with each other.  NYLA’s vision is to revive leadership and community change…

(Mariana Harvey) Movement Building Across Cultures & Communities

(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…

(Mariana Harvey) Ready for Spring! Food Sovereignty in Action

This past March, I had an amazing opportunity to learn and gain more experience with Nettles (Urtica dioica). Hosted by Tierra Madre Fund’s Ya-howt Food Justice program and the Community Alliance for Global Justice held at the Chief Seattle Club, in downtown Seattle, WA. This one day workshop offered an opportunity for the urban Native…

(Michelle Sherman and Angel Mills) NYLA Supporting Youth In Fort Duchesne, Utah!

On January 29-31, 2013 we made a difference with the youth of Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in Fort Duchesne, UT and we got to experience a Youth Leadership Conference.  NYLA fellow Angel Mills and I got invited to facilitate a workshop on Celebrate LIFE and Two-Spirit/LGBTQ and a “huge” thanks to Malachi Garza a Brown…

(Michelle Sherman) Navajo Nation First LGBTQ Symposium!

On January 25, 2013 The Navajo Nation, made history by having its first LGBTQ Symposium in Window Rock, AZ and it was hosted by Tsehootsooi Medical Center.  It was called Embracing Diversity for Equality LBGTQ Symposium. We had breakout sessions that included topics such as In-Dept Transgender, Navajo HIV Prevention Services, How to support your…

(Michelle Sherman and Johnny Buck) Native Americans in Philanthropy Regional Action Networks!

“Guided by their mission and strategic framework, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) is implementing a regional lens strategy to organize philanthropic hubs connected nationally with members and allies that are dedicated to advancing philanthropic practices grounded in native values and traditions. Through the Regional Action Networks (RAN), gatherings of native and philanthropic representatives will discuss…