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RED LAKE YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
HUNDREDS EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE, IN WEEK-LONG EVENT
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By Michael Meuers
Red Lake Government and Public Relations

The Fifth Annual Red Lake Youth Leadership Conference will be held on April 5-8,
2010 at Red Lake High School in Red Lake Minnesota.  The conference theme
this year is “THE NATION’S YOUTH: RED LAKE’S FUTURE”.  Workshops and
presentations will be held from 8 AM until 3 PM each day.  As usual, several things
will be happening simultaneously.  In addition to the workshops, there is a youth
basketball tournament, entertainment, banquet, door prizes and an Honor the
Youth Pow-wow on the weekend.

Several schools in addition to Red Lake are expected to participate.  Last year
included youth from Leech Lake, White Earth, the Bug School, Bemidji, Voyageurs
Charter, and other schools participated in the three days of activities.

This is the fifth year that the Red Lake Tribal Council, tribal programs and other
organizations have sponsored this great event for the youth of Red Lake Nation
and others  A host of Red Lake member professionals, and well known guest
speakers from across Indian Country, will join together to share their knowledge in
leadership skills to motivate youth, and to promote native values, tradition, and
language.

GENERAL AGENDA
Monday April 5, 2010
Traditional Community Gathering & Round Dance
Social at Red Lake Casino/Event Center

Tuesday April 6, 2010:
Youth Conference, Red Lake High School,
Youth Basketball Tournament
6:00 pm, Entertainment at Humanities Center

Wednesday, April 7, 2010:
Youth Conference, Red Lake High School, Banquet at
Red Lake Casino/Event Center

Thursday April 8, 2010:
Youth Conference, Red Lake High School
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 9,10 & 11, 2010:
Honor the Youth pow-wow, Red Lake Humanities Center

For More Information
For more conference information and registration, call Marilyn Mountain: 218-679-
3321 or Salena Branchaud: 218-679-3995
Basketball Tournament: Ron Lussier: 218-556-7566. Traditional Community
Gathering & Pow-wow: Darren Defoe: 218- 679-3392
“Feeding the
Spirit”, a workshop
conducted by the
Red Lake Nation
Youth Council,
from the 2009
Conference, was
good fun.  Here
students clasp
hands to
demonstrate a
concept,
Gidinawemidimin
(We Are All Related)
Photo by M. Meuers