Tyler Harrison wasn’t sure he would belong at a festival of ideas called South By South Lawn in Washington, D.C. But he immediately felt welcomed by others there and moved by a sense of optimism. “It was such an incredible experience to be surrounded by such a positive atmosphere of people who not only rejected, […]Read More Embracing optimism at ‘South By South Lawn’ in Washington, D.C.
Native American children talk about their experiences in Del Norte County middle schools. They reflect on the hurtful, uninformed comments of their peers, their wishes that important Native dances were excused absences from class and the things they would change about school. “I would make it somewhere where it felt more comfortable for Native people.” […]Read More Native American inclusion in Del Norte County schools
Young people not yet voting age are taking an active role in politics in Del Norte County. Youth members of the local True North Organizing project, the Redwood Voice, Opportunity Youth Initiative, and College of the Redwoods asked candidates for local offices to address topics like youth homelessness to bullying and a forum held Oct. […]Read More Del Norte youth #GetLOUD for local candidate forum
North Coast youth who participated in the “Summer Youth Training Academy” run by Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation and The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative took their skills to Crescent City. In a collaboration with KFUG Community Radio, these youth reporters fanned out downtown and asked Del Norte youth how Pokémon GO has changed their lives. Read […]Read More Pokémon GO! – YTA Gamer Nation
Fifteen youth participated in the “Summer Youth Training Academy” run by Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation and The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative. Young people gained skills in storytelling, photography, radio, web design, informational technology, video, art, and improv and put those new talents to work. Learn more at the Redwood Voice.Read More Summer Youth Training Academy 2016
The community is still calling for justice, one year after a 13-year-old Native boy who was shot and killed near his home on the Yurok reservation in rural northern California. Prosecutors declined to file charges against a prime suspect. Family members and tribal members have taken to the streets to protest the way law enforcement […]Read More Crisis on Tribal Lands
Experience the #youthpower in this video that overlays inspirational music over images of Del Norte and Tribal Lands youth in action the #FreeOurDreams2016 conference in Sacramento. Learn more at Redwood Voice.Read More DNATL youth attend #FreeOurDreams2016
A boy in Del Norte reaches out for support in overcoming the stigma of his mental illness, and likens his efforts to those of a superhero. “My life is affected by a disorder that makes it hard for me to socialize and communicate… Mental illness can feel like a monster to us, but that doesn’t mean I […]Read More Real life superhero: mental health matters
The Quiltbags PLUS Campaign was designed by youth to represent marginalized individuals in the LGBTQ+ communities and make them more visible. Learn more on Redwood Voice.Read More Quiltbags campaign launches
Gender Talk, an LGBTQ community group, poses the question, “What Is Pride?” In their responses, they discuss some of the themes surrounding Gay Pride.”To me, pride means being comfortable in your own skin and being able to represent your beliefs in a positive way.” See the video on Redwood Voice.Read More Gender talks: What is pride?