Here is an exciting summer opportunity that could certainly inspire some Native students! Please read and share with others.
Prof. Lechusza Aquallo
The Karuk Youth Leadership Council (Skyler McNeal, Krista Reynolds, Summer Goodwin, Sinéad Talley, Geena Talley, Jared Wilder, David Burlew, and Jolie Super) has been invited to Washington D.C. from May 31st to June 2nd to visit the White House and attend a function related to Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move! In Indian Country” program; in part because an article by Maymi Preston-Donahue about one of our activities, a 12-mile run from Independence to Happy Camp with Karuk Tribal Council member Crispen McAllister, was recently recognized by the Obama Native News Contest.http://www.tworiverstribune.com/2012/04/karuk-charity-run-inspires-youth/ Maymi also nominated Crispen as a White House Let’s Move! Champion of Change. Of course, we are all thrilled by this exciting news.
The Karuk Youth Council, Tribal Council, Diabetes program, TANF, TERO, and others have raised enough to pay for the airfare and hotels in Washington, D.C. We are now trying to raise funds to cover food, ground transportation and a couple of hotel rooms in Medford for the Youth Leadership Council’s trip to the White House. Any support you can provide will be greatly appreciated by us all.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the youth are looking forward to the opportunity to positively represent our tribe in our nation’s capital. No matter what you decide, thank you for your consideration.
And, don’t miss the bake sale/hamburgers/hot dog sale/snow cones/car wash this weekend at McLaughlin & Sons in Orleans!