Native and Rural Youth

The Department of Justice will fund programs that enhance the tribal court system. Applicants can choose from three categories of funding: tribal civil legal assistance, tribal criminal legal assistance, and tribal justice training and technical assistance.
At the 2012 Pathways to Adulthood conference in New Orleans, NCFY interviewed youth workers from all over the country to get their perspective on two questions: "What's your community doing to fight youth homelessness?" And, "What help do you need to keep fighting youth homelessness?"
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s Project Red Talon seeks to fund social marketing and social media campaigns aimed at preventing HIV among Native Americans. U.S. Tribal programs and programs that serve the Tribal population are eligible to apply. Up to 10 grants of $10,000 will be awarded.
We’ve often heard people who work with homeless youth in rural areas talk about the particular challenges their young people face. These teens travel dozens of miles to get to school, to health clinics, to social service agencies. Often, there’s no youth shelter within hundreds of miles.
“The Family Spirit Trial for American Indian Teen Mothers and Their Children: CBPR Rationale, Design, Methods and Baseline Characteristics” (abstract), Prevention Science, Vol. 13, No. 5, October 2012.
November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, a time for celebrating the ancestry and traditions of Native cultures. Here are some resources that help young adults embrace their heritage and connect with peers throughout the year:
The Native Arts and Culture Foundation invites Tribal entities, nonprofits and Native programs in California to apply for funds that support health and vitality through the arts. Successful projects will integrate art, culture and community well-being and engage young people.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development seeks training and technical assistance providers with expertise in working with Tribes and Tribally designated housing entities. Learn more about this opportunity.
Jordan Ryan and Alon Coleman both participate in Youth Farm and Market Project in Minneapolis, MN. They spoke with NCFY about Youth Farm's approach to youth empowerment, and how it helps youth become leaders, step-by-step.  
With school back in session soon, this could come in handy: A new brief from the National Center for Homeless Education aims to help educators and service providers understand the federally funded education programs for migrant and homeless youth, so that
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