Youth Delegates


Each year we provide the opportunity for youth to attend several annual events that will increase their awareness of Alaska Native issues, help them network with other Native Youth in Alaska, and develop leadership skills. 

Denakkanaaga Elders & Youth Conference

Each year Denakkanaaga Inc., an Alaska Native Elders Organization, hosts an annual Elders & Youth Conference which bring together elders and youth from throughout the region. The conference is hosted by a different interior community every year as determined by the Denakkanaaga Board of Directors.

Denakkanaaga Elders & Youth Conference
June 4-6, 2019
Nulato, AK

How Youth Can Apply to Attend:

  1. Fill out the application form completely: 2019 Denakkanaaga Youth Application Form  
  2. Submit an essay answering the question: What do traditional values mean to you and how do you practice them in your everyday life?
  3. Get 2 letters of recommendation from your school and your tribe
  4. Submit Application to:
    Youth Employment Services
    Tanana Chiefs Conference
    122 1st Ave Suite 600
    Fairbanks, AK 99701

    FAX: 907-459-3885

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 5:00 pm

First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference

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.

For more information email your Youth Program Assistant or call 907-452-8251 ext.3172