Native Youth Leadership Alliance

(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…

(Jesse Shortbull) Lights! Camera! Action! Movie Time in South Dakota

I had the recent opportunity to go on an awesome adventure in my own backyard of western South Dakota. This adventure was watching a short film that I co-wrote and co-produced coming to life right before my very eyes. From the page to production I saw every aspect of a story coming to life. Believe me its an…

(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…

(Johnny Buck and Katie Swan) Social Justice Fund Annual Dinner!

  From Johnny Buck: Katie Swan, Paul Cline and his partner Winona Bearchum and I went to the Social Justice Fund Northwest’s annual dinner on October 27th at Pravda Studios, Seattle, WA.  We went to help celebrate over 30 years of leadership  the Social Justice Fund Northwest has in the field of social justice philanthropy.  As…

(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…