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3rd Annual WMAT Youth Conference Impacted Hundreds of Apache Youth. - Rez Media Group
Sharing is Caring Butchie Eastman and Antoine Edwards with Apache youth during 3rd Annual WMAT Youth Conference. WHITERIVER, AZ – The White Mountain Apache Tribe Education Department hosted the 3rd Annual White Mountain Apache Youth Conference July 11-15 at Theodore Roosevelt School. The four-day conference brought more than 700 Apache youth, ages 8 thru 18, together to address four (4) priority pillars of the White Mountain Apache including Apache Identity, Youth Leadership, Success Through Education and Healthy Lifestyles. The Conference structure was consistent throughout the week, with each day beginning with registration and breakfast that lead into a series of three (3) general assemblies throughout the day. General assemblies were led by Dr. Pearl Yellowman, Antoine Edwards and Butchie Eastman. Yellowman is a member of the Navajo Nation and facilitates conferences and events throughout the United States for youth and Tribal Leaders. Edwards and Eastman are Native Youth celebrities who work in tribal communities promoting healthy lifestyles and pride in tribal culture and identity. Between general assemblies, youth attended each of t he four (4) workshops on Apache Identity, Youth Leadership, Success Through Education and Healthy Lifestyles. Apache Identity was facilitated by WMAT tribal member and educator [...]