The mission of the Cowlitz Youth Program is to enrich the lives of youth and the Tribe through traditions that teach respect, honor and culture by connecting them to the Elders, Cowlitz Tribal people, and history, traditions and culture of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.
Youth between the age of 7-17 years old, enrolled in the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and/or direct descendent of a currently enrolled parent. Youth living in the same household, family joined by marriage and/or adoption with a parent currently enrolled in the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Youth enrolled or direct descendent of a Federally Recognized Tribe currently receiving services from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Employees of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe direct children.
Program Activities and Events:
Activities dates and location some dates are TBD:
Activities listed below (Youth under 7 years of age are welcome accompanied by a responsible adult).
|Little One’s Weekend||March 8 - 10th||Seaside, OR||Trip to the Washington, Oregon coast following the trade route of our ancestors. View Little One's Weekend Flyer|
|Easter Egg Hunt||April 20th | 1pm||St. Mary's||First Annual Cowltiz Easter Egg Hunt! View Easter Egg Hunt Flyer|
|Volunteer Training||June 8th | 9a-5p||St. Mary's||Youth Volunteer Training (FOR ADULT VOLUNTEERS) Check out this flyer for more details and registration information!|
|Annual THRIVE Conference||June 23-28||Portland, OR||
Hosted by NW Portland area Indian Health Board. Space is limited so call for registration starting in April 2019. Youth program will provide trasnportation
Transportation Pickup to and from conference will be at the Longview Admin Bldg at 1055 9th Ave, Longveiw, WA. 98632. View Event Details
|Tribal Canoe Journey||July-August||Bellingham, WA||Tribal Canoe Journey to Bellingham, WA with Hosting protocol by Lummi Nation.|
|Cowlitz Youth Summer Camp||Aug 12th -16th||Yelm, WA||Cascade Camp & Conference Center, 22825 Peissner Road SE Yelm, WA 98597 Summer Youth Camp Flyer|
Cowlitz Youth Council
The purpose of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Youth Council (CITYC) is to foster future generations of strong leaders while honoring culture, tradition, and language; and to promote mental and physical well-being of Cowlitz youth. The CITYC strives to act as a voice while modeling positive attitudes and behavior for Cowlitz youth. CITYC also serves as an ambassador for Cowlitz youth when youth issues are being discussed. The CITYC ensure youth have input with the Cowlitz Youth Board leadership on decisions and policies, guidance on strategic planning, and vision for the future. The council also works to bring innovative ideas and opportunities to generations of the Cowlitz People.
Cowlitz Youth Council Meetings 10:00 am the third Saturday of the month at the Tribal Office located at 7700 NE 26th Ave Vancouver, WA 98665
Youth Council Eligibility: Youth who are enrolled members of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and/or direct descendants of a currently enrolled member | Youth between the ages 13-17 | Must be able to perform CITYC duties.
|Alexandra (Ali) Guerra
|Council Advisor||Program Coordinator|
|Click to email Ali||Click to email Melody|
|Direct: (360) 947-2234||Direct: (360) 947-2235|
|Cell: (360) 605-6116||Cell: (360) 562-5185|
|Fax: (360) 397-8251||Fax: (360) 397-8251|
Located: 7700 NE 26th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98665
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