students posing in front of a native art backdrop

Recently, 11 middle school and high school students travelled to Anchorage to attend the First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference held at the Dena'ina Center! It was the first time in three years the conference was held, and Tribes across all of Alaska were in attendance.

According to the First Alaskans Institute, "The purpose of the gathering is to develop leadership in our Native youth, strengthened with the experience and wisdom of our Native Elders."

Thank you to Naomi Leask and Johon Atkinson for chaperoning, and taking such great photos!