2nd Annual American Indian Youth Disability Summit

Friday, April 8, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Captioning and ASL interpretation services will be provided.

We hope you can join us VIRTUALLY for the 2nd Annual American Indian Youth Disability Summit on April 8, 2022! 

This year’s theme is Honoring Ancestors’ Strength through Advocacy, Culture and Identity.

The youth summit will highlight voices of American Indian youth with disabilities and focus on aspects of American Indian life, history, culture and heritage that can help you address today’s challenges.

Some of the activities youth with disabilities will participate in include: a Traditional Talking CircleVirtual Cafe, and a Wiping of Tears Ceremony.

We hope you can join us and be a part of this growing community. 

Jim E. Warne Youth Tribal Leadership Award

The Jim E. Warne American Indian Youth Leadership Award will also be announced during the summit.

The award is given to American Indian youth who demonstrate leadership qualities and personal strengths that help them overcome adversity in their community.

If you know someone in your community who show the qualities of this award, we encourage you to nominate this individual.  

Submit a Nomination Today!

Questions?
Please contact Kimberly Yellow Robe at kimberly.yellowrobe@bannerhealth.com

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

Alisse Ali-Joseph

Keynote Speaker

ALISSE ALI-JOSEPH, PhD
Choctaw
Lecturer
Applied Indigenous Studies
Norther Arizona University

*After registering, you will receive a personal Zoom link to access the summit. 
If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Jeffrey Javier at jjavier@arizona.edu

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 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.

Co-hosts

ANYA CARRILLO
Alumni
Arizona Youth Leadership Initiatives

MATEO TREETOP 
Alumni
Arizona Youth Leadership Initiatives

Welcome & Morning Blessing

Wayne Weston \ University of South Dakota

Jim E. Warne Tribal Youth Leadership Award

Jim E. Warne \ Warrior Society Development, LLC

Keynote

Dr. Alisse Ali-Joseph / Northern Arizona University 

Young Advocate, BIG Voice

Anya Carrillo / Arizona Youth Leadership Initiatives

Break

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Talking Circle

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

Lunch

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Traditional Hoop Dance

Eva Bighorse / DDD Tribal Health Coordinator

Physical Activity & Self-Care

Break

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Arizona Youth Leadership Initiatives / Diverse Ability Incorporated

Tradition & Culture

Wayne Weston / University of South Dakota 

CLOSING REMARKS / WIPING OF TEARS CEREMONY

3:30 – 4:00 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, the University of Arizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities – Native Center for Disabilities and Diverse Ability Incorporated.