Students make statewide connections at Elders & Youth Conference
November 1, 2023
Ten Alaska Native youth from the Wrangell School District learned about their heritage and made connections with the statewide Native community at the Elders & Youth Conference in Anchorage last month.
The event, which featured cultural and educational workshops, speeches, healing circles, a talent show and more, is a chance for Native youth to learn about democratic processes and leadership skills. This year, its theme was Woosht Guganéixh, which translates from Tlingit to “let it be that we heal each other.”
Tlingit teacher Virginia Oliver, Indian Education Act (IEA) Director DaNika...