First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference connects youth participants, experienced leaders, and Elders to strengthen Alaska Native voices to create advocacy for positive change. The conference increases the level of community partnerships, and knowledge-sharing through celebration of our Native peoples, communities, and cultures.
The 2018 Elders & Youth theme, Na Ganiyaatgm, Na Lagm (Our Ancestors, Our), speaks to the flame within each of us that keeps us connected to our Ancestors, our homelands and to what makes us uniquely distinct as Native peoples of this land. We will ask ourselves at this year’s Elders & Youth, “What will we add to this fire to keep it burning brightly?”
Monday-Wednesday, October 15th-17th, 2018
YOUTH DELEGATE APPLICATION:
Download application: Must be between the ages of 14-17 years old
Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska
There is no cost to attend. Transportation, food and housing are provided by Tanana Chiefs Conference.