The California Indian Conference and Gathering Youth Track

The California Indian Conference and Gathering is an annual event for the exchange of views and information among academics, educators, California Indians, students, tribal nations, native organizations and community members focusing on California Indians.

A wide variety of topic are presented including: sovereignty, leadership, dance, storytelling, native languages, histories, law, political and social issues, federal recognition, families and children, education, economic development, arts, traditions and numerous others.

We live in the homelands of California Indigenous peoples and their nations. It is of vital importance for Indians and non-Indians to be aware of current issues, as well as the histories and cultures of our first peoples of this state.

The California Indian Conference and Gathering this year at Sacramento State, on October 3-5. Would like to extend an invitation to your high school students to attend the conference on Saturday, October 5. We would like to provide them with a tour of the campus, meeting with an EOP counselor, a Native graduate panel, and selected sessions that would pertain to Native youth. We hope that you take this opportunity to come join us at the event.

Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can get an accurate amount of students who will be attending, we are requesting that you RSVP by September 1. We will be sending you further information regarding rooms and correct times. I look forward to receiving your emails and your attendance at the conference. Thank you!


Deserea Langley
California Indian Conference Youth Track Coordinator

Elyse Taylor
California Indian Conference Youth Track Coordinator Assistant

California Indian Conference and Gathering

California Indian Conference Youth Track agenda

Summer Youth Program

Applicants for the Ione Band of Miwok Indians Higher Education Grant should read and complete the following packet.The submittal due date for the Fall Semester is Oct. 15th, 2011. The due date for the Spring Semester is April 15th, 2012.

Udall Foundation Congressional Internships
The Udall Foundation provides a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program.

Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider’s view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.

Univserity Application Workshop for CSU and UC systems.
High School Seniors enrolled in an American Indian Tribe may sign up for this free workshop to be held on Friday, November 11th. The workshop will be held on the CSU Sacramento campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students will actually go on-line during the workshop to submit your application. Personnel from both the CSU and UC systems will be present to assist you with the application. Please see the link for more details.

2011 Native Women and Youth in Ag Annual Writing Competition The deadline for this competition is 5:00 PM (MST) November 4th 2011. Young Native American Women & Men who will be entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2011. Graduates of May-August 2011 are also eligible to enter.Three (3) finalists will be announced the second week of November 2011 & provided an all-expense paid trip (including one (1) chaperone) to the 2011 Intertribal Agriculture Council annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV December 5-9, 2011. Finalists will be awarded several other special prizes presented at the Awards Luncheon & will serve as Ag Ambassadors in 2011/2012. Each finalist is required to read a short introduction and their original essay at the Awards Luncheon. For more information about the judging criteria and guidelines please see the attached pdf.

ILI Scholarship
The Indigenous Language Institute recently received a grant from the Lannan Foundation to provide scholarships for indigenous participants from the United States who wish to attend the ILI Language Symposium on October 24-25, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Information about the conference and the scholarship are provided above

Scholarship and Information Resources
A collection of Links and Documents that provide information and guidance for students.

Press Release
The State Board of Education (SBE) announced plans to begin the work to establish the American Indian Advisory Commission (AIAC). The SBE discussed the need to establish this commission to help better understand the issues concerning the academic progress that exists between American Indian students and their counterparts.

Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor Law School Indian Law Program
The Indian Legal Program was established in 1988 to provide legal education, scholarship, and public service to tribal governments. It was designed to help train Indian lawyers and promote an understanding of the differences between the legal systems of Indian Nations and the United States. The program has become one of the best in the nation, educating students in Indian law and providing students with practical work experience.

Dartmouth Native Fly-in Program
Dartmouth’s annual Native Fly-In program provides talented high school seniors with an unparalleled opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of the College’s academic resources, student services and admission & financial aid criteria. Program participants enjoy extensive interaction with members of the Dartmouth Native community along with a cross section of college students, faculty and staff through a mix of information sessions, academic presentations and social events. Complimentary meals and on-campus housing are included for Fly-In guests with round trip transportation assistance.

AISI General Information
AISI Application Letter
AISI Flyer
The American Indian Summer Institute is a free 5-day residential program for American Indian, sophomore/junior-level high school students who intend to go on to a college or University. The program will take place June 26-30, 2011 at CSU, Sacramento. Activities include Career Planning, Applying to College, and Native Leadership among others. Applications are due by May 2nd.

CIMC Entrepreneur Training
Deadline January 7th
The CIMC Leadership Training for Entrepreneurial/Small Business/Economic Development is provided at no cost through a series of workshops held in different geographic areas throughout California . The training is held in four sessions (2-3 days each month for four consecutive months). Participants must commit to attending all four sessions.

Native American Studies at Humboldt State

College Horizons 1
College Horizons 2
A 6-day College Preparatory Course. Must apply before February 14th.