Deadline Approaching for Native Community Organizing Training

The Native Organizers Alliance 5th annual Native Community Organizing Training will be held August 6-10 at a retreat center in the Seattle area. The application process for the 2016 Native Community Organizing Training will be open for one more week. Please encourage Native organizers, activists and leaders of all ages to apply!

This year, we will host 20 participants from across Indian Country who are working on a variety of projects and issues. We are prioritizing Native leaders and activists from community groups, environmental justice, food sovereignty and student organizations, tribal government workers or leaders and Native led non-profits or service agencies especially those who work in the field of childhood health. Travel, housing and most meals will be provided at no cost to the participants.

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The training is geared to Native activists and leaders who want to strengthen their grassroots organizing skills to build a movement for transformational shifts in the governmental policies that affect Indian Country. 

The training sessions cover fundamentals of Native organizing, strategic campaign planning, alliance building and the tactics that strengthen our culture and traditions in the struggle for healthier communities and sustainable economic development in Indian Country.

Please invite activists and leaders from your group or in the community to apply on our website, which is the first step in the application process. Apply here: http://www.nativeorganizing.org/native_organizers_training_2016

A follow-up email will be sent to the applicant with the link to the second part of the application, which must be filled out by July 8. We will notify participants of the decision on their application by July 12. Unfortunately due to limited resources, not all who apply will be able to attend. 

The Native Organizers Alliance Advisory Council will review the applications. We are grateful to The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for funding the annual Native training as part of the Communities Creating Healthy Environments project.

If you are a former participant, pass on the application! Here is a report on the 2015 Native training. http://www.nativeorganizing.org/2015_native_organizers_training_a_big_success

Please call if you have questions: 917-806-8775.

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