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Red Lake to Host 13th Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Theme is "Healing Through Culture"

The 13th Annual Red Lake Nation Youth Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday thru Friday, May 2 - 4, 2018, at Red Lake High School in Red Lake Minnesota. The conference theme this year is "Healing Through Culture."

The conference will feature national and local presenters and performers, youth activities and banquet. Wednesday, Day One, will not begin until evening at 6 pm at the Red Lake Humanities Center and feature a fashion show, "The 1491's" comedians, and a round dance social.

Workshops and presentations will be held from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Thursday and Friday. As usual, several workshops will occur simultaneously. Topics will include healthy relationships, healthy eating, wellness and food sovereignty, laughter and medicine, healing through culture, hand drum making, moccasin and medicine pouch making, moccasin game teaching, and Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers.

In addition to the workshops, a banquet will be held Thursday evening at Seven Clans Casino Event Center at 6 p.m. And the ever-popular hypnotist by Robert Johnston performs just before closing on Friday. (See attached agenda)

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

This is the thirteenth 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. All will join together to share knowledge in leadership skills, and to promote native values, tradition, and culture.

The impetus for the Youth Leadership Conference occurred after the formation of the Red Lake Nation Youth Council in 2006, after the Red Lake tragedy. The group began looking for ways to teach leadership skills, and to celebrate the accomplishments of the Nation's youth academically and in other ways. Topics and organization is by Red Lake Youth.

For more conference information and registration, call Reyna Lussier 218-679-1547 or Jessica Urrutia 218-679-1540

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

Youth Leadership Conference

May 2nd -4th 2018

Agenda

Youth Leadership Conference

May 2nd -4th 2018

Agenda

DAY 1 - May 2, 2018

6:00 PM Red Lake Humanities

Chance Rush MC

Thomas X Co MC

6:15 PM Miikawaadizi "Be Beautiful" Fashion Show- Dyami Thomas Escorting ladies

Becca Lynn Performance

7:00 PM – 8:00PM Kasey Nicholson & Bobby Wilson (1491's) Comedian Entertainment

8:00 PM Round Dance Social

DAY 2- May 3, 2018

8:00 AM Registration-High School Lobby

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM BREAKFAST - Provided by Red Lake School District

9:00 AM-11:00 AM OPEN CEREMONIES

Prayer & Smudge- High School Gymnasium – Frances Miller

Drum: Little Bear Drum Singers, Grand Entry Red Lake Royalty

Welcome: Red Lake Chairman, Darrell Seki Sr.

Youth Council President, Matthew Antone

Melinda Crowley, Red Lake Superintendent

Tracy Olson, Principal of Red Lake High School

Red Lake Chemical Health, Reyna Lussier, Project Director &

Jessica Urrutia-Cook, Supervisor Indian & Free Program

Youth Council President Matthew Antone & Youth Council

Members.

11:15 AM BREAK

11:20 AM to 12:25 PM First Session (workshop)

Room 1: Pow-wow Zumba – Athena Cloud

Room 2: Healthy Relationships - TJ & Chance Rush

Room 3: Hand Drum Making- Kelly Iceman (First 20 people)

Room 4: Wellness and Food Sovereignty– David Manuel

Room 5: NATIVE Stand – Elizabeth Strong

10:20 AM – 12:40 PM Room 6: Moccasin Making- Vicky Fineday (2 hr. Sessions)

10:20 AM - 12:40 PM Room 7: Moccasin Game teaching - Travis Owens (2 hr. Sessions)

Culture Room: Youth Empowerment – Dyami Thomas & Becca Lynn

12:30 PM BREAK

12:45 PM – 1:20 PM LUNCH - Provided by Red Lake High School

1:25 PM to 2:10PM Second Session (workshop)

Room 1: Pow-wow Zumba – Athena Cloud

Room 2: Healthy Relationships - TJ & Chance Rush

Room 3: Wellness and Food Sovereignty– David Manuel

Room 4: Healthy Eating – Debra Hawthorn

Room 5: Laughter is Medicine - Kasey Nicholson & Bobby Wilson

Room 6: Growing up in foster care - Mark Kingbird Sr.

Culture Room: Youth Empowerment – Dyami Thomas & Becca Lynn ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬

1:50 PM to 1:55 PM BREAK

2:15 PM to 3:00 PM 7 Grandfather Teachings - Thomas C. Barrett (Thomas X)

3:10 PM END

6:00 PM- 9:00 PM BANQUET

Seven Clans Casino - Red Lake

Tracey Olson, Red Lake High School Principal

1. Grandfather Gifts Awards

DAY 3- May 4, 2018

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Speaker Reuben Crowfeather

Dreams & Goals along with a slide show

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Miikawaadizi "Be Beautiful" Fashion Show

10:30 AM to 11:20 AM Last Session (workshop)

Room 1: Laughter is Medicine - Kasey Nicholson & Bobby Wilson

Room 2: Healthy Relationships- TJ Rush

Room 3: Hand Drum Making- Kelly Iceman (First 20 people)

Room 4: Youth Empowerment – Dyami Thomas & Becca Lynn

Room 5: Healthy Eating – Debra Hawthorn

Room 6: Healing through Culture – Reuben Crowfeather

10:20 AM – 12:40 PM Room 7: Medicine Pouch Making- Vicky Fineday (2 hr. Sessions)

10:20 AM - 12:40 PM Room 8: Moccasin Game teaching - Travis Owens (2 hr. Sessions)

Culture Room: Elder Teachings - Frances Miller & Elizabeth "Pug" Kingbird

11:20 AM BREAK

11:30 AM General Assembly- High School Gym

12:15 PM to 2:00 PM Robert Johnston – Hypnotist Show

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM DRAWINGS/CLOSING

3:10PM END

THANK YOU FOR COMING & SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

MAY 1, 2, & 3, 2019

At Red Lake High School

 

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