Program Information for our Native American Youths & Communities

First Nation’s 4th Annual HONOR THE YOUTH CONTEST POW-WOW. Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) – Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Click here to view the flier: 4th Annual Honor the Youth PowWow


The White Shell Woman Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 23,2013, at the Henderson Fine Arts Center, San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico.  It is a full day starting at 9AM and ending at 4PM.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Audra Etcitty Platero, a former Miss Navajo.  Workshop topics include: Kinaalda, Navajo Language/Singing, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Uranium 101, Traditional Navajo Food Preparation, Parental Involvement, Building a Better Community through Girls Scout, Navajo Perspective on School Bullying and Protecting & Preserving Nahasdzaan Mother Earth.

White Shell Woman is for Navajo girls, ages 8-24, their parents and grandparents.  This workshop is hosted by the Miss Navajo Council, Inc. along with numerous sponsors.  Registration costs are $10 per student and $15 per adult.  Click here for the flyer: 2013_White_Shell_Woman_flyer_(1)

Thank you!
Sarah Johnson, President
Miss Navajo Council, Inc.


Announcing the 2013 Young Native Writers Essay Contest

The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is a writing contest for Native American high school students and is designed to encourage young Native Americans to write about the progress their tribal communities have made and how their tribal communities can keep moving forward.

The voices that emerge from this program honor the legacy of every Native American who has ever lived. Add your words to the thousands submitted through this project – all writers receive a Certificate of Honor for their submission.

The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation’s goal of promoting education and creating new opportunities for youth has inspired this essay contest. Partnering with Holland & Knight in this endeavor is the National Museum of the American Indian.

Entry Deadline is 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Monday, April 1, 2013.

For more information click here


You could be a part of Girl Tech 2013!

Tthe Media Literacy Project is recruiting volunteers and participants for the 2013 Girl Tech program. This is the first year we have opened up the program recruitment for young women of color outside of specific partner organizations. Program participants are those that identify as young women of color between the ages of 15 and 24 and have an interest in media, reproductive health, and filmmaking. Volunteers for the program can be anyone interested in supporting these young women in telling their own stories. The program includes weekly workshops with dinner provided, the opportunity to make a short video, do fun activities together, and share one’s own film at a community screening party. Stipends are also available to those that direct their own video.

Workshops begin in March and the program wraps up in October.  If you are interested in learning more about the program, know someone who might be interested, or want to volunteer, please contact Jessica Collins or call 505.828.3129 ext. 1.

Jessica Collins, Program Director

Media Literacy Project
6400 Wyoming Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
ph: 505-828-3129


The 17th Annual NativeVision Sports and Life Skills Camp – Shiprock, NM

Below is more information regarding the documents that are attached and briefly discussed at this afternoon’s Community Advisory Board Meeting. Please distribute.

The NativeVision Registration Forms for this year’s camps are broken down to 3 different forms:
CCSD (Central Consolidated School District) Local Registration Forms
  • This form is for children the ages 7-18 or incoming 3rd to 12th graders who go to schools in the Central Consolidated School District.
  • This form is considered Local registration because these kids are less than 60 miles from Shiprock High School.
  • REVISED_Native_Vision_CCSD_Local_Registration_Form2[1]
Non-CCSD Local Registration Forms
  • This form is for children the ages 7-18 or incoming 3rd to 12th graders who go to schools that are not in the Central Consolidated School District.
  • This form is considered Local registration because these kids are less than 60 miles from Shiprock High School.
  • REVISED_Native_Vision_NON-CCSD_Local_Registration_Form2[1]ock High
Non-Local NativeVision Camp Invitation Letter
  • This Letter and Registration form is for all schools that are more than 60 miles from Shiprock High School.
  • If they participate as Non-Local we ask that they only bring High School kids (incoming 9th to 12th grade).
  • A chaperone must accompany these children to the camp.  The chaperone must be over 21 and the chaperone ratio is 1 chaperone for every 6 campers.  If there is a mix of boys and girls then they need to bring a female chaperone and a male chaperone.
  • We do offer travel stipend.
  • The groups must setup there transportation to get to the camp.
  • We ask that the Non-Local participants to bring their own tents and sleeping bags for NativeVision camping.
  • Non-Local_NativeVision_Camp_Invitation_Letter
The NativeVision Camp is FREE!!! To apply for the Native Visions Scholarhip, click here: Native_Vision_Scholarship_application
If you have any questions, let me know!
Gerilene Tsosie, MPH
Center for American Indian Health
Bloomberg School College of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
PO Box 3770 Shiprock, NM 87420