1:00 PM Introductory welcome: Sam Schimmel

Keynote addresses on the role of youth in Tribal communities

  • Luhui Whitebear (Chumash); Oregon State Univ.
  • Rory Wheeler (Seneca Nation;); NCAI Youth Commission
1:30 PM Panel discussion: Working on the frontlines of change – youth balancing political and physical opposition to colonization/climate change.

  • Anthony Tamez (Cree & Lakota); Chi Nation Youth Council 
  • Jordan Marie Daniel (Kul Wacasa Lakota); Rising Heart
  • Yanenowi Logan (Seneca Nation); Co-vice President NCAI Youth Commission
  • Alexis Wagner (Tsimshian); BIA Pathways Program
2:45 PM Lessons learned in policy making and an open discussion with policy makers

  • Mark Petrie (Vice-Chair, Tribal Council, Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians)
3:15 PM Workshop: Interacting with policymakers

  • Brian Gunn (Colville); Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Attorneys at law: Indian Tribal Governments group)
4:00 PM  Closing: Sam Schimmel or Coral Avery

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February 2021 – SESSION II: Tribal Resiliency (view the recording: Part 1, Part 2)

October 2020 – SESSION I: Youth Climate Advocacy.

September 2020: Tribal Youth Leadership video Contest