The American Indian Scouting Association will hold its Annual Seminar for youth and adults at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, July 19-23, 2014. The host tribes will be the Shoshone-Paiutes of the Duck Valley Reservation in Owyhee, Nevada.
Participants will include both Indian and non-Indian youth (ages 12-17) and adults, who explore strategies for youth development and improvement of life in American Indian communities through Girl Scout and Boy Scout programs and services.
Members will share tribal traditions through native dress, dancing, music, sports and a tour of the host tribe’s community. Shoshone and Paiute history and customs will be featured.
A highlight of the seminar is the awarding of the Joseph T. Provost Youth Award and the Francis X. Guardipee Grey Wolf Award, which recognizes distinguished service to American Indian youth.
Pictured, from left, are Michele LaMirande, Tyler LaMirande, Alexis Elmore and Mikaela Gali-LaMirande and Sharon Elmore have reported systemic bullying that targeted Indian students at Burney Junior-Senior High School in Northern California.
Workshops will be available to assist adults responsible for leadership and administration of youth programs by providing training and a forum for the exchange of ideas.
AISA is collaboration between American Indian tribal leaders, educators and two of our nation’s leading youth agencies—Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and Boy Scouts of America.
This national organization was formed to address issues facing today’s Indian youth and to provide training and leadership opportunities for adult leaders of American Indian youth.
The American Indian Scouting Association seeks to enable American Indian youth to develop their talents and capabilities so they will be able to maintain their cultural identities while building bridges, which will allow them to be successful and productive members of both societies.
The fee for the seminar is $275. This fee will include room and board and membership. Some funds are available for American Indian Youth Scholarship Grants, based on financial need.
For more information and registration forms contact:
AISA Publicity Chair
109 Tam-O-Shanter Drive
Blythewood, S.C. 29016
Those interested can also visit the website at amerindscouting.org.