The 33nd Annual North Carolina Indian Youth Unity Conference will be held June 13-16 at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, N.C. "Dancing within our Communities to the Beat of our own Drum" is the conference theme. The conference provides an opportunity for American Indian youth, ages 14-18 in grades 9-12, to come together to share ideas, concerns and learn about issues of importance to American Indians in North Carolina.
The conference will feature workshops addressing topics such as traditional arts and crafts, tobacco prevention advocacy, career exploration, and leadership development. The registration fee is $175 per person and includes lodging, meals, and all conference sessions.
Conference highlights include workshops, general assembly sessions, talent show, powwow, pageant, art/essay contest, and sporting events. The conference is sponsored by the N.C. Native American Youth Organization (NCNAYO). The N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs and its Educational Talent Search Program, N.C. tribes and organizations, and the Title VII Indian Education programs provide advice and assistance in coordinating the conference.
The deadline for conference registration is May 30. For additional information, contact Mickey Locklear, NCNAYO Advisor, at 919-807-4449.
The North Carolina Native American Youth Organization (NCNAYO) is a nonprofit organization established in 1979 to provide greater coordination and unity among American Indian youth and to provide educational and leadership opportunities for North Carolina's future American Indian leaders.
The N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs (Commission) provides advice to the N.C. Native American Youth Organization (NCNAYO) officers and members in terms of conference planning. However, the N.C. Indian Youth Unity Conference is not a State sponsored event.
The Commission is not liable for any expenses or liability associated with the NCNAYO conference. Information shared by the Commission regarding the N.C. Indian Youth Unity Conference was prepared by the N.C. Native American Youth Organization. The information contained in it does not reflect the views and opinions of the State of North Carolina.