Supporting Native Youth Project
The Supporting Native Youth Project has funded numerous projects with the emphasis on Native youth for continuance of language, life ways and traditions...

About the Suporting Native Youth Project

The NCPC has funded numerous projects with the emphasis on Native youth for the continuance of language, life ways and traditions. Funding was provided to both Lillian Vallely and Chief Targee Academy to purchase materials such as buckskin, beads and other materials for Native American regalia. Funds were also provided to purchase seven copies of the book, When the Smoke Goes Straight Up by Donna Houtz McAurthur, a collection of traditional Shoshone/Bannock stories for inclusion in the classrooms and library of the Lillian Valley School.

Another one of the projects that the NCPC supports is "Bridging the Divide" which is a two-week summer program that unites Shoshone Bannock Youth and elders in a classroom and natural setting to allow students to learn and reconnect traditional knowledge and skills and to blend them with modern ecology that was held in June of this year.

The NCPC also provided funds to sponsor Everic Dupuy of the Blackfoot Tribe to attend the Montana Two Spirit Society Gathering held in July of this year. In addition, funds were provided for Tyler Pounds of the Choctaw Tribe and Everic to continue their studies in residence with Clyde Hall at his home in Idaho during the month of August.

Tyler Pounds and Everic Dupuy at Ft. Hall