20th Annual First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference

Presentation Materials:

Track 1:  Empowering Native Youth Through Asset-Building

Egging Youth On to Build a Nest Egg
Arnold Blum, Gallup Central High School
Benjamin Marks, First Nations Development Institute

Cultural Pathways to Youth Success
Wynnie Ortega, Education Coordinator, Cocopah Indian Tribe, Mark Sorensen, CEO, The STAR School and MarySue Femath, Assistant Director at Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribal Empowerment Department

Building Resiliency Strategies into Youth Program Design 
Natalie Smith, LCSW, Executive Director, and Maria Tonita Brock, LISW, Psychotherapist, both at Awake and Aware, LLC

Track 2: Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions

Data: Get It, Use It, Own It
Olivia Roanhorse, Director of Native Strong Notah Begay III Foundation
Valory Wrangler, M.D., Director of Development, Zuni Youth Enrichment Project 

Spring Board to Success: Board Recruitment, Retention & Development 
Chrystel Cornelius, Executive Director, First Nations Oweesta Corporation

We are the Champions: Mobilizing for Community Engagement 
Christy Finsel, Executive Director, Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition

Track 3:  Nourishing Native Foods & Health 

Farm to Finance
Steve Barker, Resource Management Systems, LLC, 
Chrystel Cornelius, Executive Director, First Nations Oweesta Corporation

Buying the Farm: Examining Your Budget as a Performance Tool 

Joanie Buckley, Division Director, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin