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 Sovereign Native Youth Leadership Camp rescheduled to Fall 2014! 


We are pleased to announce the Native Youth Leadership Camp will be scheduled from Saturday, October 25th to the Monday, October 27th at Ponca State Park in Ponca, Nebraska. Free transportation to and from the camp will still be provided. In addition, we plan to have an array of speakers and fun outdoor activities. We will keep you updated with all the new and exciting details. There is no need to resubmit an application as you are already in our system. 


Click here to read about our youth camp in Indian Country Today! 



About the Program:

There is a movement today in Indian country for a new generation of young leaders who can act as effective agents of positive change from within their tribal communities. 

The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs advocates the building of leadership skills and higher education for our young people and so has created the Sovereign Native Youth Leadership Program (SNYLP) to train the next generation of tribal community leaders. 

The goal of this program is to give Native students the tools and skills to be leaders and servants of their people, and to act as ambassadors to their schools, serving as role models and mentors for other students.  Ultimately, a strong core of educated, committed, community leaders are the most valuable resource a tribal community can possess.  A strong economy, good schools, healthy families, a sense of hope, a sense of future--these do not come from the outside, they do not come from the government in the form of good intentioned programs and grants, they originate from within; they come from the people, leaders with a commitment of service to their communities.


Click here to view our 2013 Camp Video!


Click here to read about our program in Say Magazine!

Click here to read a Lincoln Journal Star Article about the program.