Native Youth Summit

Embracing Our Culture Through Education

The Native Youth Summit is a joint venture composed of teachers at Fresno City College and the greater Native American community in the San Joaquin Valley. The Native Summit will be held Friday April 6th 2018 at the historic Old Administration Building on the campus of Fresno City College; consisting of lecture presentations, cultural workshops, and discussion groups.

The highpoint of the summit will be workshops led by Indigenous Enterprise, a Native American dance group known for their cultural creativity and leadership throughout Native America. There is more; Frank Waln an Indigenous American (Sicangu Lakota) rapper, songwriter and activist from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota will be our keynote speaker and perform his music for our Native American community.

The Native Youth Summit is organized and led by Dr. Bernard Navarro, an American Indian Studies instructor, and assisted by several local contributing tribes.


Event Information

April 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fresno City College, Old Administration Building (OAB 251)



Bernard Navarro
559.442.8210 ext. 8341

The purpose of the Native Youth Summit is to promote Indigenous education, culture, and leadership; so we want to offer participants the opportunity to learn from presentations, to engage in cultural workshops, and to share thoughts in discussion

Participation is open to all Native American high school students, first year college students, and adults in the community. Registration is limited to 250 participants. Lunch will be made available for at registration beginning at 11:00 am.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Check-in Registration and Lunch OAB 251
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Opening Ceremony
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm 

Indigenous Enterprise
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Session I
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm 

Education Resource and Professional Fair
2:00 pm -3:45 pm

Session II
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 

Keynote Speaker Frank Waln
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm 

Dinner and Pizza Party
6:00 pm -7:30 pm 

Please register no later than April 1, 2018.  Calls will be accepted after this date.



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