The 2022 Nebraska Native Youth Gathering will be a virtual conference, allowing youth from all regions of Nebraska to attend and learn about Native culture and career options to strengthen indigenous leaders.
Designed to engage 8th-12th grade students, who identify as Nebraska American Indian youth, this annual gathering aims to enhance the individual and collective understanding of spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
The annual Gathering provides Native youth an opportunity:
- To connect with their peers from across the state of Nebraska;
- To gain traditional Native knowledge, skills, and practices;
- To share personal experiences; and
- To consider future career and college opportunities.
The Nebraska Native Youth Gathering centers on the idea of honoring the Sacred Hoop – body, spirit, heart, and mind.
Sessions address each of these components, emphasizing the importance for youth to examine their higher selves through information, connections, and experiences shared during the Gathering.
Originally born in Shiprock, NM, I am part of the Navajo Tribe, Diné. I am also part Hopi, from the Road Runner Clan from Hotevilla, AZ. I am Red Water Clan and born for the Bear Clan, Maternal Grandparents are Tangle Clan and Paternal Clan are Water Edge People Clan. I currently reside in Farmington, NM with my Wife and four children. For the past 20 Years this road as a Native Comedian and Motivational Speaking at many types of events held at many venues across the states and our Native Land. It has been a true blessing and it is still my passion to speak and share my Voice. I am proud to speak my Navajo Language and attending the many types of events, such as Conferences, Public Events, Church Events, Academic Events, Concerts and more. It’s been a great ride and I plan to continue this road.