Native Youth Leadership Alliance

(Jesse Shortbull) Life is Beautiful Poetry Slam – A love for the gift of giving

Hello my name is Jesse Antoine Short Bull, an employee of Oglala Lakota College and NYLA member. I wanted to discuss the “Life is Beautiful Poetry Slam” that I had the honor of being apart of. The event was taken to a higher level when NYLA became involved.  On Friday April 30th, 2011 at the…

(Johnny Buck) Reflections on the Foundations for Building Community

*I read the inspiring ‘The 10 Commitments of Leadership’ online, which sparked a lot of thought.  I am sharing this blog post like a journal entry to process how these commitments made me think as a developing leader and our growing movement.  Please refer to http://downloads.cas.psu.edu/leadership/pdf/10commitments.pdf In being leaders we make a commitment to seek innovative…

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…