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…

(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…

(Tiffany Bahnimptewa) Reflections from ‘Building Sustainable Community Youth Programming in Indian Country’

Since I have been focusing on youth development out on Hopi, I’ve recently came across an opportunity to attend a conference entitled “Buliding Sustainable Community Youth Programming in Indian Country” given by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the office of Native American Programs. We were basically given a general rundown of…