Inspire Native Teens

Inspire Native Teens Inspiring Native Youth. We are committed to public service, education, and indigenous empowerment. INSPIRE is a fully funded pre-college summer immersion program that introduces Native Youth to federal-tribal relations in Washington, DC.
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The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) at The George Washington University (GW) launched the INSPIRE Native Teens Initiative in June of 2013. Our efforts are made possible by a contribution from AT&T. The centerpiece of INSPIRE’s growing initiative is a social media campaign to motivate indigenous high school students to finish their education and become politically active. As INSPIRE gains momentum, NAPLP plans to develop a precollege program in applied politics and a training program in civics for high school teachers. NAPLP is a semester program that has trained more than one hundred American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian college students in applied politics through political management classes and practicums, internship placements, and networking opportunities. Many of our alumni sought out political training because of their personal passions for positively influencing their respective communities. It is with this passion that our program and alumni initiated the INSPIRE as a way to join and support ongoing efforts to increase the high school graduation rate among indigenous students. NAPLP alumni and indigenous professionals possess firsthand understanding of how to overcome the struggles and barriers facing indigenous youth. Through a collective effort, tradition of storytelling and the use of online tools, we strive to increase indigenous students’ access to motivational messages, career advice and civic opportunities.

Mission: Stories and anecdotes make a difference in young people's lives. Our mission is share stories that convey advice and encouragement for young Native people. We collect stories about the struggle and triumphs experienced while navigating the educational system and career paths. INSPIRE's Storytellers strive to motivate the next generation of Native youth to finish high school, pursue a degree, and become the active tribal citizens.

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AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy
10/12/2020

AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day! 🙌 In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and Multicultural Student Services Center, the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy presents a FREE screening of the 2020 documentary, Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways.

Available Monday, October 12 — Monday, October 19
Request film viewing link: https://bit.ly/3diwmkX
Submit a reflection on the film: https://bit.ly/3jYhpqQ
Learn more about the film: https://gather.film/

Gather is an intimate portrait of a growing movement among Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities—through obtaining sovereignty over their ancestral food systems—while battling the historical trauma brought on by centuries of genocide. This documentary beautifully weaves personal stories with historical footage and presents the stories through the lens of Indigenous community members. Gather also received a coveted Critic's Pick from the New York Times this month! Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a celebratory time dedicated to Indigenous resilience, beauty, survival, and strength—and we believe the film Gather embodies these values in a meaningful way.

Screening Opportunity: Please join us in viewing this documentary via our university link and password! The film will be available from October 12th-19th for you to view at your convenience. Fill out this Google Form to receive the link: https://forms.gle/uDsk82S4VSts7dDa9

Reflection Opportunity (optional): An important part of learning is reflecting on new information and experiences! We invite viewers to submit a reflection piece to https://forms.gle/bgxdMyfRnU4JNCqJ6 by October 30, 2020 for a chance to be published on our Sustainable GW blog and the MSSC Newsletter.

#IndigenousPeoplesDay2020 #Indigenous #foodsovereignty #tribalsovereignty #tribalpolicy #GWCIPP #NAPLP #native

United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has announced a new Fall webinar series for #NativeYouth and adults. T...
10/06/2020
UNITY, Inc.

United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has announced a new Fall webinar series for #NativeYouth and adults. Topics include environmental justice, virtual learning, college athletics, and more! Like their page or visit https://unityinc.org/ for more information.

Youth webinars will take place on Tuesdays at 1 PM PST or 3 PM PST, and adult webinars will take place Thursdays at 12 PM PST. Calls will be conducted via Zoom or Instagram. Links to register can be found on UNITY’s website and their social media pages! 🙌

Next Youth Webinar:
How to be a Better Virtual Student
Tuesday, October 13, at 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST
Register: https://bit.ly/36C0kPn

Next Adult Webinar:
Native Youth Advocates Talking Circle
Thursday, October 8, at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST
Register: https://bit.ly/3lh95T9

UNITY's Mission is to foster the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native youth and to help build a strong, unified, and self- reliant Native America through greater youth involvement.

🎨 Hey #NativeYouth and #inspirealumni! CNAY's Creative Native art competition is a great chance to share your artwork wi...
09/04/2020

🎨 Hey #NativeYouth and #inspirealumni! CNAY's Creative Native art competition is a great chance to share your artwork with a national audience! Take advantage of the deadline extension and create a piece of artwork (traditional, digital, fabrics, beadwork, or other visual medium) answering the prompt: "Native youth are medicine. Where do you get your strength from?"

Submit today! We are looking for art submissions from Native youth ages 5-24 to the prompt: Native youth are medicine. Where do you get your strength from? Category winners will win funding for art supplies, national recognition, and an award of $200.00! All forms and interpretations of art are welcome.
Learn more here: https://www.cnay.org/creative-native-call-for-art/

It was awesome to reconnect with so many alumni today! A huge thank you to INSPIRE '16 alumna Helen John for leading a f...
08/26/2020

It was awesome to reconnect with so many alumni today! A huge thank you to INSPIRE '16 alumna Helen John for leading a fantastic discussion on tribal advocacy and #NativeYouth leadership during COVID-19. We look forward to hosting more calls in the future! Stay safe everyone— and see you next time!

Just a few hours away! There's still time to register for today's INSPIRE Virtual Alumni Event featuring Helen John '16!...
08/26/2020

Just a few hours away! There's still time to register for today's INSPIRE Virtual Alumni Event featuring Helen John '16!

⭐ REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/33TWmQT

The INSPIRE class of 2014 is in the lead for the most sign-ups, and 2018 and 2019 are tied for second place! Let's go!

Hey Alumni! We're looking forward to seeing you this Wednesday at 3:00 PM EST at our virtual INSPIRE Alumni Event! ⭐ Che...
08/24/2020

Hey Alumni! We're looking forward to seeing you this Wednesday at 3:00 PM EST at our virtual INSPIRE Alumni Event! ⭐ Check out our events page and make sure you register in advance to receive the invitation via email!
REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/33TWmQT

08/04/2020
Christina Haswood for Kansas House

It's Election Day in Kansas! We wish the best of luck to NAPLP '19 Alumna Christina Haswood for Kansas House in her campaign to represent the 10th District! Check out this Election Day message and endorsement from Congresswoman Deb Haaland and be sure to vote! ☑️

#Haswood4Kansas #KansasElections #NAPLP #NativeYouth #IndigenousExcellence #DebHaaland

Here’s an Election Day message for District 10 from Congresswoman Deb Haaland!

⭐️ TODAY at 3 PM EST Native youth leaders from UNITY will participate in a congressional forum with the U.S. House Subco...
07/16/2020

⭐️ TODAY at 3 PM EST Native youth leaders from UNITY will participate in a congressional forum with the U.S. House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States. The subject of the hearing is "Native Youth Perspectives on Mental Health and Healing" and will feature discussions on wellness, safety, and possible policy solutions. Tune in live to learn from and support our #NativeYouth!

Facebook Live: https://bit.ly/3gIq7HB
YouTube: https://youtu.be/FUNkb4L6eqI

07/14/2020
House Committee on Natural Resources: Democrats

Check it out! This Thursday at 3 PM EST Native youth leaders from UNITY will participate in a congressional forum with the U.S. House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States. The subject of the hearing is "Native Youth Perspectives on Mental Health and Healing" and will feature discussions on wellness, safety, and possible policy solutions. Tune in live to learn from and support #NativeYouth!

Facebook Live: https://bit.ly/3gIq7HB
YouTube: https://youtu.be/FUNkb4L6eqI

American Indian/Alaska Native youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are the most at-risk population in the United States. They face serious disparities in physical and mental health, education, and juvenile justice treatment. Combined with the coronavirus pandemic, these disparities have created a huge public health crisis for tribal communities. On Thursday, July 16, at 3 p.m. Eastern time, our Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will host a hearing on Native youth perspectives on mental health and healing.

Free lesson plans and activities for kids!IllumiNative is working with the National Indian Education Association and Amp...
05/13/2020

Free lesson plans and activities for kids!
IllumiNative is working with the National Indian Education Association and Amplifier to create free digital tools, lesson plans, and educational resources about Native American art, history, and modern life! Pre-K through 8th grade resources are available now for free download here:
https://illuminatives.org/native-education-for-all/

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#NativeEducation #FreeLessonPlans #Quarantine #Homeschool #COVID19 #NativeAmerican #AlaskaNative #NativeHawaiian

📢 72% of Americans support significant changes to K-12 curricula.

Increasing the visibility of Native peoples in K-12 education provides a high-quality & well rounded educational experience for all students.

To get started download free lesson plans: https://illuminatives.org/native-education-for-all/

AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy
05/01/2020

AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Rule has been appointed Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy!

Rule, an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is an Assistant Professor of Professional Studies and Faculty in Residence at the George Washington University. She previously served as the Center’s Assistant Director and holds the concurrent position of Academic Director of the Semester in Washington Politics Program. In her new role, Rule will oversee the Native American Political Leadership Program and INSPIRE Pre-College Program while spearheading the Center’s research initiatives.

“It has been my pleasure to serve as the Assistant Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy for the past three years, and I now look forward to continuing the important work of the center and expanding in new directions as the Director,” she said. “My goal as Director is to serve Indian Country and support tribal sovereignty through a combination of cutting-edge research, education initiatives for Native youth and thought leadership on pressing political and policy issues.”

Previously, Rule has held posts as a Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies and the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative at American University, Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ford Foundation Fellow. She has received support from Holisso: The Center for the Study of Chickasaw History and Culture, the American Indian College Fund, Native Americans in Philanthropy, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Rule received her Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies from Brown University, and her B.A. from Yale University.

Read the full press release here: https://gwtoday.gwu.edu/new-director-named-gw%E2%80%99s-att-center-indigenous-politics-and-policy

Learn more about AT&T CIPP here: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/

#GWCIPP #NAPLP #SIWP #INSPIRE #NativeAmerican #AlaskaNative #NativeHawaiian #Indigenous #TribalPolicy

AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy
04/27/2020

AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy

We'd like to express our congratulations and enormous gratitude to Greg Lebel as he retires from his role as Interim Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy. Founder of the Native American Leadership Program, INSPIRE Pre-College Program, and AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy, Greg has mentored hundreds of emerging Indigenous leaders while creating significant opportunities to empower Native Youth and expand scholarship on Indigenous issues. Thank you so much, Greg!

#CIPP #NAPLP #INSPIRE #NativeEducation #NativeAmerican #NativeHawaiian #AlaskaNative

⭐️ 1 day left to apply! ⭐️Applications are due tomorrow!APPLY: https://bit.ly/36BbuQWDEADLINE: MARCH 1The INSPIRE Pre-Co...
02/29/2020

⭐️ 1 day left to apply! ⭐️
Applications are due tomorrow!

APPLY: https://bit.ly/36BbuQW
DEADLINE: MARCH 1

The INSPIRE Pre-College Program offers full scholarships for #NativeAmerican, #AlaskaNative, and #NativeHawaiian high school students (including 2020 anticipated graduates) to study federal-tribal policy during a 3-week summer program at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Summer 2020 INSPIRE Pre-College Program, visit https://inspire.naplp.gwu.edu/

#NativeYouth from all tribes and from every part of the United States are welcome to apply! Applications and all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2020.

#INSPIRENativeYouth #INSPIRE #Indigenous #NAPLP #CIPP #NativeExcellence #IAmGenI #TribalPolicy #AmericanIndian #Scholarships #NativeEducation #NativePride #GenerationIndigenous #indigenousexcellence

⭐️ 2 days left to apply! ⭐️APPLY: https://bit.ly/36BbuQWDEADLINE: MARCH 1The INSPIRE Pre-College Program offers full sch...
02/28/2020

⭐️ 2 days left to apply! ⭐️

APPLY: https://bit.ly/36BbuQW
DEADLINE: MARCH 1

The INSPIRE Pre-College Program offers full scholarships for #NativeAmerican, #AlaskaNative, and #NativeHawaiian high school students (including 2020 anticipated graduates) to study federal-tribal policy during a 3-week summer program at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Summer 2020 INSPIRE Pre-College Program, visit https://inspire.naplp.gwu.edu/

#NativeYouth from all tribes and from every part of the United States are welcome to apply! Applications and all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2020.

#INSPIRENativeYouth #INSPIRE #Indigenous #NAPLP #CIPP #NativeExcellence #IAmGenI #TribalPolicy #AmericanIndian #Scholarships #NativeEducation #NativePride #GenerationIndigenous #indigenousexcellence

⭐️ 3 days left to apply! ⭐️APPLY: https://bit.ly/36BbuQWDEADLINE: MARCH 1The INSPIRE Pre-College Program offers full sch...
02/27/2020

⭐️ 3 days left to apply! ⭐️

APPLY: https://bit.ly/36BbuQW
DEADLINE: MARCH 1

The INSPIRE Pre-College Program offers full scholarships for #NativeAmerican, #AlaskaNative, and #NativeHawaiian high school students (including 2020 anticipated graduates) to study federal-tribal policy during a 3-week summer program at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Summer 2020 INSPIRE Pre-College Program, visit https://inspire.naplp.gwu.edu/

#NativeYouth from all tribes and from every part of the United States are welcome to apply! Applications and all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2020.

#INSPIRENativeYouth #INSPIRE #Indigenous #NAPLP #CIPP #NativeExcellence #IAmGenI #TribalPolicy #AmericanIndian #Scholarships #NativeEducation #NativePride #GenerationIndigenous #indigenousexcellence

⭐️ 4 days left to apply! ⭐️Do you know a high-achieving Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian high school s...
02/26/2020

⭐️ 4 days left to apply! ⭐️

Do you know a high-achieving Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian high school student interested in government and federal-tribal relations? Encourage them to apply to the INSPIRE Pre-College Program!

APPLY: https://bit.ly/36BbuQW
DEADLINE: MARCH 1

The INSPIRE Pre-College Program offers full scholarships for #NativeAmerican, #AlaskaNative, and #NativeHawaiian high school students (including 2020 anticipated graduates) to study federal-tribal policy during a 3-week summer program at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Summer 2020 INSPIRE Pre-College Program, visit https://inspire.naplp.gwu.edu/

#NativeYouth from all tribes and from every part of the United States are welcome to apply! Applications and all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2020.

#INSPIRENativeYouth #INSPIRE #Indigenous #NAPLP #CIPP #NativeExcellence #IAmGenI #TribalPolicy #AmericanIndian #Scholarships #NativeEducation #NativePride #GenerationIndigenous #indigenousexcellence

⭐️ 5 days left to apply! ⭐️Do you know a high-achieving Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian high school s...
02/25/2020

⭐️ 5 days left to apply! ⭐️

Do you know a high-achieving Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian high school student interested in government and federal-tribal relations? Encourage them to apply to the INSPIRE Pre-College Program!

APPLY: https://bit.ly/36BbuQW
DEADLINE: MARCH 1

The INSPIRE Pre-College Program offers full scholarships for #NativeAmerican, #AlaskaNative, and #NativeHawaiian high school students (including 2020 anticipated graduates) to study federal-tribal policy during a 3-week summer program at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Summer 2020 INSPIRE Pre-College Program, visit https://inspire.naplp.gwu.edu/

#NativeYouth from all tribes and from every part of the United States are welcome to apply! Applications and all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2020.

#INSPIRENativeYouth #INSPIRE #Indigenous #NAPLP #CIPP #NativeExcellence #IAmGenI #TribalPolicy #AmericanIndian #Scholarships #NativeEducation #NativePride #GenerationIndigenous #indigenousexcellence

⭐️ 6 days left to apply! ⭐️Do you know a high-achieving Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian high school s...
02/24/2020

⭐️ 6 days left to apply! ⭐️

Do you know a high-achieving Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian high school student interested in government and federal-tribal relations? Encourage them to apply to the INSPIRE Pre-College Program!

APPLY: https://bit.ly/36BbuQW
DEADLINE: MARCH 1

The INSPIRE Pre-College Program offers full scholarships for #NativeAmerican, #AlaskaNative, and #NativeHawaiian high school students (including 2020 anticipated graduates) to study federal-tribal policy during a 3-week summer program at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Summer 2020 INSPIRE Pre-College Program, visit https://inspire.naplp.gwu.edu/

#NativeYouth from all tribes and from every part of the United States are welcome to apply! Applications and all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2020.

#INSPIRENativeYouth #INSPIRE #Indigenous #NAPLP #CIPP #NativeExcellence #IAmGenI #TribalPolicy #AmericanIndian #Scholarships #NativeEducation #NativePride #GenerationIndigenous #indigenousexcellence

⭐️ 7 days left to apply! ⭐️Do you know a high-achieving Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian high school s...
02/23/2020

⭐️ 7 days left to apply! ⭐️

Do you know a high-achieving Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian high school student interested in government and federal-tribal relations? Encourage them to apply to the INSPIRE Pre-College Program!

APPLY: https://bit.ly/36BbuQW
DEADLINE: MARCH 1

The INSPIRE Pre-College Program offers full scholarships for #NativeAmerican, #AlaskaNative, and #NativeHawaiian high school students (including 2020 anticipated graduates) to study federal-tribal policy during a 3-week summer program at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Summer 2020 INSPIRE Pre-College Program, visit https://inspire.naplp.gwu.edu/

#NativeYouth from all tribes and from every part of the United States are welcome to apply! Applications and all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2020.

#INSPIRENativeYouth #INSPIRE #Indigenous #NAPLP #CIPP #NativeExcellence #IAmGenI #TribalPolicy #AmericanIndian #Scholarships #NativeEducation #NativePride #GenerationIndigenous #indigenousexcellence

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It's a shame Mount Morris City Council Member and another man steal personal property from an address I lived at. Even though the land bank owns the property, there was never a sheriff put out. My family has lived in that home for 22 years. The last time we tried to get our personal property with verbal agreement from the land bank two Mount Morris Police Officers pulled their guns out on my two family members as far as feeling up and down on a minor. We won't stop speaking up for ourselves. We need the media involved there are videos of these incidents. Share to let our community know what has been going on and keep sharing till Media can get involved. Thanks!
My family would like to thank Nick, the staff and all those involved with this program. Our daughter Olivia learned a lot and really enjoyed her time with the program. It was a pleasure meeting you all tonight.
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