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Exhibition Dates October 6 - 31, 2018

Opening Reception October 6, 2018 3p-3p

Berea College - Hutchins Library

The topic is the Piqua Shawnee, many of whom live here in KY though the tribe is recognized in Alabama.

Piqua Shawnee

Piqua Shawnee Tribe


NCAI Youth Commission


Established in 1997, the NCAI Youth Commission has been a space for tribal youth to come together and discuss solutions to the unique challenges they face within their communities. The youth commission has served as a space for Indian Country?s young people to stand together, empowered, to inform Indian country?s greater decisions regarding the future. Youth Commission members have often informed NCAI?s general membership on various issues, informing key advocacy decisions. The youth commissioners also provide leadership development opportunities and provides a forum for national native youth networking.


We, the National Congress of American Indian Youth, unite to serve our peoples concerns and interests by enhancing the spiritual, mental, physical and emotional well-being of tribal youth for a better Native America.


The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Youth Commission is designed specifically for college and high school students ages 16-23 with an interest in political science, tribal government and Native American legislative and governmental affairs.

The Youth Commission provides a unique perspective on issues relevant to tribal youth. It is to be a resource to NCAI and Tribal Leaders. It is an opportunity to acquire knowledge from NCAI and Tribal Leaders about the organizational processes of NCAI and structure of Tribal Politics. The Commission also serves to enhance leadership skills and cultivate those we may have obtained prior. Most importantly the NCAI Youth Commission is a mechanism for achieving a unified voice for ALL Native American and Alaskan Native youth.


Thank you for your interest in the NCAI Youth Commission Officers 2018-2020 Term. The application below is split into eight sections and must be completed in one-sitting. In addition to the application, NCAI also requests each applicant to submit a 500-word essay in Section 6, and a Letter of Support from your tribe to be submitted via email or mail (directions provided in Section 7).

Please review the application questions prior to beginning your application here:

Writing Prompt for Section 6 500-Word Essay:

Why are you interested in running for a position on the NCAI Youth Commission? What change do you hope to make for Youth in your community and Indian Country? (Recommended to write ahead of time.)

Letter of Support Sample PDF:

Letter of Support Sample Word Document:

Due Date: Application and materials due by October 12, 2018

Click Here to Apply!

Youth Commission Officers


Youth Commission
Mikah Carlos
Salt River Pima-Maricopa
Brian Barlow
Cherokee Nation of OK
Rory Wheeler
Co-Vice President
Seneca Nation
Lance Sanchez
Tohono O'odham Nation
Ian Olson
Member-At-Large Makah

Victoria Hall

Member-At-Large Jamestown S'Klallam 
Thomas Hall Member-At-Large

Jamestown S'Klallam

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