Teens Chosen to Represent Tribe at National Intertribal Youth Summit

In May of 2012 the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe nominated four teens to represent the Tribe at the 2012 National Inter tribal Youth Summit in Washington D.C.  These four teens have been chosen to join 151 other teens from 53 tribes at the National Inter tribal Youth Summit!  Congratulations Alyssa Ludvick, Alaina Kuchenoff, Chloe Gardner, and Jillian Bjornstad. 

The Department of Justice launched the NIYS in 2010 to promote long-term improvement in public safety in tribal communities.  The National Intertribal Youth Summit (NIYS) provides a rare opportunity for leadership experience for tribal youth and a venue for federal agency leaders to discuss issues impacting youth in Indian Country.  This years summit will be held in Washington D.C. from July 28th through August 2nd.  During this very exciting trip, these teens will have the opportunity to visit the White House, go on an evening tour of Washington D.C., and visit the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.  

The Summit is going to cover the travel for these teens and their team leader to attend, however they are busy fund raising for additional expenses they'll run into since they'll have to spend a day in Anchorage on the way to and from the summit.  On the 13th the teens held a very successful bake sale, thank you to all who came out and supported them.

The teens are currently holding a raffle.  Prizes include:
  • A surprise donation from Wastac Electronics
  • 2 $25 gift certificates from Cut R Loose Coffee
  • A Create Memories magnetic frame and scrapbooking accessories from Tiffany Jackson
  • Silk Flower Art from Laresa Moses
  • Fresh Bread from Ingrid Cumberlidge
  • Fish Pie from Lou Kuchenoff
  • A Silver Ducks Unlimited Big Ben Clock from Edith Jacobsen
  • A gift card from Trident Seafoods
  • A beaded glass ball from Alyssa Ludvick

The list of prize will be updated as more come in.  Tickets are 1 for $1.00, 6 for $5.00.  For tickets, please see any of the teens, Alyssa Ludvick, Alaina Kuchenoff, Chloe Gardner, orJillian Bjornstad.

Thank you for all the generous prize donations, and thank you to everyone who's supported these future Tribal Leaders so far.  We're really excited these four have this wonderful opportunity, and we know they'll represent the tribe well.