Native youth ages 14-19 have a great opportunity to collaborate with other youth and develop their leadership skills. The program’s four focus areas are Personal Development, Governance, Culture, and Advocacy. Youth representatives will sit on an Emerging Leaders Council, participate in their respective tribal council meetings, attend various trainings within the region (with the possibility of earning college credit) and have the opportunity to attend youth conferences outside of the region. All meetings and trainings will offer stipends. Interested youth must complete an application packet.
The outreach team takes different activities to each village weekly based on the monthly outreach theme. This is a time to come together as families to learn, craft, eat, and build a healthy community. The team also offers sober support at each evening. Click here to see when the next Ugheli Wednesday is in your area.
Each quarter, the team takes the activities, along with a family movie, to Cantwell for an Ugheli Weekend. Click here to find Ugheli Weekend dates.
The BH Team provides an opportunity for youth to take their growth to the outdoors on hikes, hunts, and harvests. These activities teach youth great skills for resiliency while on an outdoor adventure to remember. Youth, along with their peers and other BH Staff, may participate in day-hikes, overnight trips, and multi-day trips that could include rafting, scouting, berry-picking, and more! Age requirements for trips may vary. Interested youth must complete a waiver packet.
This conference provides an environment for Elders & Youth from throughout the region to come together and discuss the challenges that they face, and together, find solutions that meet these challenges. This is a place where rich history and tradition comes together with new innovations in workshops, keynotes, and roundtable discussions. This conference is for youth ages 12-19 and elders of any age. Pre-registration may be requested.
Annual Elders and Youth Conference
In honor of those at every point in their recovery journey, the CRNA Team holds a community walk every year. Walkers come from all ages and sobriety stages and use this time as a chance to share their stories and celebrate their journeys toward better living.
This evening is held around Valentine’s Day and is full of sober, family fun. There is dinner, door prizes, department booths, karaoke, face-painting, and other healthy activities for the whole family to enjoy. Attendees often share their love for their community and their passion for the healthy living of their people.