Intertribal Youth Council
Getting the youth involved is important in all facets of life because they will inherit the world left behind for them. Keeping the identity of our people and our traditions alive and well means teaching the younger generations about their language, their culture, their traditions, and their history.
By encouraging the men and women between the ages of 16-24 to embrace their history, the tradition of Indigenous people will live on. Getting the youth to actively participate and consciously think about their role in their families and respective tribes prepares them for a life of leadership, so they too can pass on the traditions and wisdom of their ancestors and help their communities thrive.
The Indigenous Youth Council helps cultivate leadership and personal development skills in a variety of ways, while also encouraging community engagement. College preparation classes, tutoring sessions, learning trades, and college funding programs all serve to build up the younger generations so they can become strong and thoughtful members of the community.