Native Youth Leadership Alliance

(Paul Cline) Insight and Inspiration from Food Sovereignty Symposium

Hello NYLA community. NYLA members (Mariana and Winona) and I attended a two-day symposium in Seattle, May 1st and 2nd about cultural food practices and ecological knowledge. The symposium celebrated the future plans for Weleb?atxw, a community hall on the University of Washington campus.  This longhouse style building will open in 2014. The workshops at…

(Mariana Harvey) Indigenous Food Super Heroes!

Earlier this month I had the fortunate opportunity to attend the ‘The Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge’ symposium held at the University of Washington in Seattle. This extraordinary event held space for Native peoples in the local region to share their knowledge, practices, issues, stories, and (possibly…

(Michelle Sherman) Sharing the Power of My Story: Funders for LGBTQ Issues Grantmakers Retreat

I was honored to have the opportunity to speak at The 2013 Funders for LGBTQ Issues Grantmakers Retreat in Albuquerque NM it was organized by Santa Fe Community Foundation and The Envision fund. We did the opening night for the retreat, we spoke about the issues happening New Mexico among LGBTQ and we were the…

(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…