The Resource Basket Staff and Stakeholders review upcoming state and national conferences, workshops, training and programs. The following listings have been hand-picked to fill the Basket.
Alaska Tribal Court Code Development Training
Application Deadline: Soon, as space is limited
Program Dates: June 27-29, 2017 in Soldotna, AK
This training will focus on development of tribal laws and improve the administration of tribal justice. All tribal organizations and staff, court administrators and staff, tribal judges, prosecutors and defense, as well as tribal members and those who work with Alaska Native tribes would benefit from this training.
This free training will be held at the Kenai Peninsula College and is made possible by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Justice Services, Tribal Justice Support. If you want to find further information or wish to register please visit the website HERE.
Emerging Youth Leadership Academy
Due: June 23, 2017
Volunteers of America Alaska, Emerging YOUth Leadership Program (EYLP) is open to youth ages 13-19, who reside in Alaska with our target being the Anchorage and Mat-Su area. This is a week-long leadership certification programs that utilizes best practices to develop student leadership. YOUth Leadership will help students be accomplished in the classroom, competitive in the work force, and civic-minded in their communities.
Circle Training Workshop
Application Deadline: August 4, 2017
Program Dates: August 22-24, 2017 in Anchorage, AK
Practitioners of innovative and culturally-appropriate intervention/diversion services for at-risk youth will train rural community members ready to implement circle processes with their tribal youth.
- Introduce participants in the purposes of the “Circle” to mediate harm and conflict in a manner aligned with community values.
- Participants will learn the intentions, philosophies and styles of different approaches to using a “Circle” for restorative justice and identify an approach aligned with their community’s value of supporting Alaska Native youth.
- Provide participant with guidelines in identifying a person who can be a facilitator of the circle process in their respective community.
For more information contact:
Greg Anelon, RurAL CAP Community Technical Assistance Coordinator
(907) 865-7399, firstname.lastname@example.org
Take the Challenge! The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee launched a social media campaign to promote respect, celebrate diversity and connect youth across Alaska. It encourages young Alaskans to embrace their strengths, be proud of their unique qualities and challenge stereotypes.
Step 1: Take or Find a photo of yourself. Step 2: Think of a positive adjective that describes you. Step 3: Post your photo and adjective to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the #respectchallenge hashtag. Step 4: Don’t forget to tag and follow @SYLCleaders and nominate 10 friends to take the challenge! SYLC created this video for members to talk about their personal experiences of “being put in a box” and challenge others to call out stereotypes.
Do you know a kid or teen who is making extraordinary contributions to their community through service? Youth Service America (YSA) is seeking nominations for their expanded Everyday Young Hero program, which includes ages 5-25. These young people improve their communities through service to others and makes significant progress in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each week, the YSA Team selects one young person to receive the honor which includes a congratulatory letter, certificate of recognition and is highlighted in other venues.
New this year is an award of $250 given to one Everyday Hero each month from Newman’s Own Foundation. The grant is to continue and expand the young person’s project.
To make your nomination, go here.
20 Reasons Why I Love Girl Power (And You Should Too) is the first in a series of books by new author, Carletta S. Hurt, designed to recognize the power in girls. It is a compilation of words that exude “girl power” and harness the top 20 reasons girls are amazing individuals. Carletta and her team believe that we must take time to celebrate, encourage, and uplift young women and girls.
The 20 Reasons Why team is calling on women and girls to share their stories by emailing email@example.com with a written piece (250-500 words) on what makes you feel powerful as a woman/girl. By submitting your story, you are giving your permission for 20 Reasons Why to use and share your entry. If your story is selected to be published, their team will reach out to your before sharing your words in an Amazon e-book and through other avenues online. Let’s make sure that Native women and girls are represented in this effort to lift up the voices of women and girls!
Target Audience The target audience for this book is girls and women ages 10 – 50.
ANSEP has evolved into a longitudinal education model that provides a continuous string of components beginning with students in sixth grade and on through high school, into science and engineering undergraduate degree programs and through graduate school to the PhD. Students who start in ANSEP in middle school or early in high school can earn the full Alaska Performance Scholarship regardless of where they live.
LOCATION Academies are held on the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) campus at the ANSEP Academy Building. Students will be housed in the dorms on the university campus. All students are required to stay on campus for the duration of the academy.
Generation Indigenous Youth Ambassadors
Through ongoing outreach into Indian Country and listening sessions with Native youth, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) consistently hears that young people want to be engaged in a large network of their peers that also provides increased access to new and exciting opportunities and serves as a resource for their communities. In support of Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), CNAY is excited to create a new leadership opportunity to engage and support a large network of “young movers and shakers” in Indian Country – Gen-I Youth Ambassadors.
What is a Gen-I Youth Ambassador? Gen-I Youth Ambassadors serve as spokespersons for Gen-I and CNAY. Gen-I Youth Ambassadors will:
- Be eligible to participate in the first ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering;
- Be part of a growing Gen-I Network of community leaders and young experts in the field;
- Serve as direct connections to tribal and urban Indian communities; and
- Provide their perspectives on priorities for youth in Indian Country.
For more information on how to become a Gen-I Ambassador click here.