CSVANW Native Youth Summit 2017: Resiliency in Native Youth
By Jasmine Bradford
This year’s Native Youth Summit taught me so much. I learned about asking others for consent, how to be comfortable in your own body no matter what you identify as and to explore outside of our comfort zone. For the week, we learned about our bodies and doing what we can to make others feel comfortable and confident with who they are.
We attended the Santa Fe Mountain Center to learn about working with our community members and others who we might not know so well. We also went on a tour of IAIA (Institute of American Indian Srts) to get a feel of what college for Native people would be like. Also every night after finishing what we had planned for the day, we wrote in our journals about what we learned and how it applies to community.
This year’s Native Youth Summit was based off of community and how to help those in need in our communities.This Native Youth Summit was an adventure and really fun while teaching us important topics.
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