Native Youth Leadership Alliance

(Johnny Buck) Northwest Area Foundation Spotlight

“In my short life journey thus far, I have developed an interest to create positive and sustainable social change in my community,” said Johnny Buck, a Native Youth Leadership Alliance (NYLA) Fellow. A descendent of the Wanapum tribal leader bearing his same name, Johnny Buck grew up near Priest River Dam on the Columbia River…

(Amy Stiffarm) Northwest Area Foundation Spotlight

Amy Stiffarm is not content with the phrase “That’s just the way it is.” The Native Youth Leadership Alliance (NYLA) Fellow has a vision for change, fueled in part by training and support the program provides. “Before, I never questioned things,” she said. “People would say diabetes and obesity are common health problems for Native…

(NYLA Community) Words to Describe a Leader…

The NYLA Community Reflects… If there was one word to describe a leader, what is that word? Confident Humble or Unselfish Balanced Listener Respectful… Learner Humble Fearless Understanding 🙂 Genuine honesty and positivity 🙂 Mindful Resilient Faithkeeper or Honundiohn, in the Onundowaga (Seneca) language, is the closest term I’ve come across recently that captures all…

NYLA Featured on KXNews in Bismarck, North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. ­– KXNews featured NYLA on April 17, 2011 during the AIHEC 2011 Spring Student Conference because of its “Come Share Your Spark” session. The news story featured interviews with NYLA Fellows Johnny Buck and Ray Curtis Yazzie, who talked about the advantages and capacities Native youth have compared to previous generations to address…