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9th Annual Youth Leadership Conference to take place in Red Lake

The 9th Annual Red Lake Youth Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday - Friday, April 30 to May 2, 2014, at Red Lake High School in Red Lake, Minnesota. The conference theme this year is "Seventh Generation Leaders."

Workshops and presentations will be held from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day. As usual, several workshops will be happening simultaneously. Topics typically include suicide prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, and teen pregnancy, cyber bullying, self-esteem, and the value of a college education. Culturally related workshop are also part of the agenda. They include hand-drum making, and Ojibwe language.

In addition to the workshops, a banquet featuring entertainment by Comedian "Soup Juice," and door prizes will be held Thursday Evening. All though the event a Youth Basketball Tournament will take place. (See attached


Several schools in addition to Red Lake are invited to participate. Last years participants included youth from Leech Lake, White Earth, the Bug School, Bemidji, Voyageurs Charter, and others.

This is the ninth year that the Red Lake Tribal Council, tribal programs and other organizations have sponsored this great event for the youth of Red Lake Nation and others A host of Red Lake member professionals, and well

known guest speakers from across Indian Country, will join together to share their knowledge in leadership skills to motivate youth, and to promote native values, tradition, and language.

For more conference information and registration, call Marilyn Mountain: 218-679-3321 or Salena Beasley: 218-679-3995

The Red Lake Youth Program Says Chi-Miigwech to the following sponsors:

Red Lake Indian & Free Prevention Treatment Program

Red Lake Chemical Health Programs

Red Lake Tribal Council

Red Lake School Board


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