'Journey to the Center' Leadership Training for Youth
Conscious Alliance will be teaming up with Yellow Bird Inc. to sponsor the ‚ÄúJourney to the Center‚Äù Leadership Training for native youth on July 15-17, 2011. During this journey, Phillip Whiteman, Jr. and Lynette Two Bulls will serve as guides to significant historical sites to the Cheyenne and Sioux. The group will visit Bear Butte near Sturgis South Dakota; Vore Buffalo Jump near Sundance Wyoming; Devils Tower near Hulette Wyoming; and Medicine Deer Rock near Lame Deer Montana.
Oral stories, philosophy and a way of life, passed down from generation to generation, will be shared at each of these locations as a way to help the youth reconnect back to their spirit. The basis for this training is the importance of identity in the youth. When the youth can reconnect, reclaim and realign with their heritage it brings self-esteem and greater respect for themselves and others.
Yellow Bird, Inc. is a Native non-profit organization dedicated to provide programming to preserve the traditional life-ways and language; empower native communities through social change; protect mother earth; promote healthy lifestyles; and to create cultural understanding and integrity. Conscious Alliance is proud supporter of this organization and its youth programs.