Youth leaders convene

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The Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory members stand on stage before welcoming all the attendees to the conference.
Southern Ute Councilwoman Lorelei Cloud waits for breakfast to begin with Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory member Jazmin Carmenoros.
Councilman Melvin Baker goes over his welcoming speech with Education Director LaTitia Taylor.
Nate Hendren and Damarion Goodtracks sit with friends while eating before the conference begins.
Kaylyn Weaver enjoys some homemade banana bread while attending the youth conference.
SunUte Community Center Director, Robin Duffy-Wirth explains the ins and outs of physical wellbeing.
Christina Herrera and Aislynn Ryder sit together before lunch begins at the conference.
Community Resource Officer Don Folsom presents about the lasting effects of drug and alcohol substance abuse.
Tanaya Winder of Dream Warriors prepares for the focus group that she hosted at the conference.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
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The fifth annual Jimmy Newton Youth Leadership Conference kept youth between the ages of 11-18 entertained in the Ignacio High School classrooms, where different work sessions were offered. The conference was open to all Native American students from the Ignacio, Bayfield, Durango and Cortez area. The Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council helped organize and facilitate the conference on Saturday, Sept. 22.

 

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