LA Native Youth Leadership Journey 2016

Announcement: Please consider nominating a youth who is entering as Sophomore - Senior in High School by submitting an application by Friday, May 27th. Please click on the pics for more info and share with others who may be interested in nominating one of our ‪#‎UAIIcommunity‬ youth. Thanks All. ‪#‎UAII‬ ‪#‎UAIInvolved‬ #UAIIcommunity

 The Los Angeles Native Youth Leadership Academy is part of a community effort to prepare the next generation of leaders for our local LA community. As sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of generations who moved away from their home communities, we realize the importance of visiting our homelands, learning about present day issues, and connecting our experience in the city to the continuance of our people as a whole. 

We believe this connection happens at different times for different people, but is essential to growing a healthy spiritual person, family, and community. 

The Academy is a 5 day trip to select Tribal Nations and outside American Indian supports to learn about issues related to land, language, sovereignty, and spirituality. In addition, the Academy brings a team of mentors to work with each youth participant on developing the youth’s individual power.

BET Experience Youth Program

Attention High School Students, Educators and Parents: 

The BET Experience Youth program is designed to educate local high school students (ages 15-18) on the various aspects of the music industry. Selected students will spend three days (June 24-26) at L.A. LIVE learning about careers in music and entertainment including event production, marketing, and management. Students will also participate in personal and career development seminars including a Genius Talkby DJ Khaled. 

Technology Helps Teach Navajo in New Ways

“The Diné College published a website dedicated to learning the Navajo language of how to structure sentences and how to use pictures to describe what is going on in a sentence,” Mariano said. “It’s very helpful in a way that when I go home, I can use the website (to) pronounce the words and learn how to structure the sentence.”