Native Youth Leadership Alliance

(Gay Kingman) Building Native American Leaders – Northwest Area Foundation Partner Spotlight

NYLA is honored to present at the Northwest Area Foundation ‘Grassroots and Groundwork’ conference in June! www.grassrootsandgroundwork.org *Special thanks to Susan Buckles from the Northwest Area Foundation for writing these spotlights. The majority of the population in many Native American communities is under the age of 18, which presents a prime opportunity to capture the…

(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…