CAIED hosted the 2012 American Indian Youth Conference

Posted: Wednesday, October 31st 2012 at 8:43 AM

On October 29th-30th, NAU's Native American Cultural Center and the Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) hosted the 2012 American Indian Youth Conference. There were over 400 attendees from around the state and more than 15 Tribes represented. The conference took place at the High Country Conference Center. This was the first time the conference has been held at Northern Arizona University. Through Dean Van Slyke, The W. A. Franke College of Business co-sponsored the College Fair which was associated with the conference. Program Coordinator Gwen Cody represented the College and interacted with a variety of students during the fair.

On the 2nd day of the conference, Levi Esquerra, director of CAIED, presented a workshop on entrepreneurship and challenged the students to look for opportunities that exist within their own communities. "We have procured some JSF (Johnson Scholarship Foundation) funding with the goal of establishing three high school entrepreneurship clubs. I believe with the participation of this workshop, we should meet and exceed this goal,” Esquerra said.

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