Inaugural Amerian Indian Youth Disability Summit

Friday, April 2, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Captioning and ASL interpretation services will be provided.
Spanish interpretation available upon request.

We hope you can join us for the Inaugural American Indian Youth Disability Summit on April 2, 2021!

Carrying on the theme of resiliency and self-care, the FREE youth summit will focus on the youth experience in American Indian communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and what can be done to help youth adapt during these unprecedented times.

Jim E. Warne Youth Tribal Leadership Award

Newly renamed for this year’s inaugural youth summit, the Jim E. Warne Tribal Youth Leadership Award will also be announced during the summit. The award is given to American Indian Youth up to 22 years of age who demonstrate leadership qualities and personal strengths that help them overcome adversity in their community.

About Jim E. Warne 
Jim E. Warne is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Nation. He is president of Warrior Society Development, LLC and consults for various government agencies, organizations and Tribal Nations. He is currently a consultant for the UArizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities and is an impassioned motivational speaker and Native advocate. Read more about Jim E. Warne.

Jim E. Warne

Opening Session

Dr. Darold Joseph

It's Just Me

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Darold Joseph
Northern Arizona University

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the youth summit will entirely take place virtually using the Zoom platform. If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Darrel Christenson at darrelc@ability360.org.

Agenda

The summit begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.
Two 15 minutes breaks will occur throughout the morning.

Welcome & Morning Blessing

Lexie James \ Miss Native American USA

Jim E. Warne Tribal Youth Leadership Award

Jim E. Warne \ Warrior Society Development, LLC

Keynote

Dr. Darold Joseph \ Northern Arizona University

Peer Support

Colleen McGregor \ Banner Office of Family & Individual Affairs

Break / Stretch Activity

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Indigenous Knowledge

Wayne Weston \ University of South Dakota
Jim E. Warne \ Warrior Society Development, LLC

Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Resiliency

Jim E. Warne \ Warrior Society Development, LLC

Announcements & Employment

Lorie Sandaine \ University of Arizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Closing Remarks

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Presented by

Ability 360, Ak-Chin Indian Community Arizona, the Arc of Arizona, Banner University Health Plans, Rehabilitation Services Administration, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, and the University of Arizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities.