Native Youth Leadership Alliance

ATNI Youth Forum Portland

Portland ATNI Youth Forum: Cultural Based Leadership Training When: Sunday May 21  9:30am – 4:30pm Where: NAYA Family Center 5135 NE Columbia Boulevard Portland, OR 97218 Who: All middle school-high school age Native youth   In partnership with Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) Youth Committee, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Native Rehabilitation…

Reflections from ATNI Native Youth Forum at Tulalip

NYLA trainers with advisory member, Patricia Whitefoot   Originally published in the Yakama Nation Review By Josephine Buck There is a new and innovative trend of leadership training in the Northwest. What started in 2009 as a group of Tribal College students and elders, has grown into a national organization that supports the growth of…

(Tiffany Bahnimptewa) My Mentor Barbara Poley! Intergenerational Leadership

A major part of our strength as young leaders is our relationships with our elders.  We founded NYLA to create the space to lead and create change in our communities from our traditional values.  In our first year of growth, we asked experienced elders from diverse Tribal Nations to join our Advisory Council.  These Advisory…

(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) 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…