N.O.W. – 4th Annual THRIVE Conference

Mique Wush Tagooven (“Hello my friend” in the Ute language), 

This Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the 4th Annual THRIVE Conference

THRIVE (Tribal Health – Reaching out InVolves Everyone) is a suicide prevention program of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB). The 4th Annual THRIVE Conference will take place from June 23 to 27 in Portland, Oregon. Conference attendees will learn leadership and suicide prevention skills, and the sessions will incorporate American Indian/Alaska Native culture and traditional teachings. Workshops will explore culture and heritage through music, using software to put together and share a story, and film production. A complete agenda, along with a parent/guardian permission form, can be found on the THRIVE website and the online registration form for the conference is open through June 13, 2014.

This conference is for American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 13-19. A maximum of 4 youth per tribe or area can register. Registration is FREE.

Questions? Please contact Tommy Ghost Dog at the NPAIHB at 503-416-3259 or tghostdog@npaihb.org. After June 13, please contact Colbie Caughlan at the NPAIHB at 503-416-3284 or ccaughlan@npaihb.org.

Registration Deadline: June 13, 2014 

We encourage you to visit our website (www.cnay.org) for a comprehensive list of available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant opportunities, etc.). Thank you for your continued support and interest in the Center for Native American Youth.

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Center for Native American Youth

About the Center for Native American Youth
Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of The Aspen Institute, CNAY is also overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of CNAY is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention. How you can help.


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