2 Oneida Nation Vision Statement A NATION OF STRONG FAMILIESBUILT ONTSI> NIYUKWALIHO’=T^AND ASTRONG ECONOMY
3 ONEIDA NATION MISSION STATEMENT TO STREGNTHEN AND PROTECT OUR PEOPLE, RECLAIM OUR LAND AND ENHANCE THE ENVIRONMENT BY EXERCISING OUR SOVEREIGNTY
4 Oneida Core Values Kahletsyalu’sla - ga lay ja lou sla The heartfelt encouragement of the best in each of usKanolukhwa’sla - ga no lou kwa slaCompassion, caring, identity, and joy of beingKa?nikuhli:yo’ - ga nee goo lee yoThe openness of the good spirit and mindKa?tshatst^’sla - ka jat stunh slaThe strength of belief and vision as a PeopleKalihwi:yo’ - ka lee wee yoThe use of the good words about ourselves, our Nation and our futureYukwahwa:tsi’le - you kwa wa gee layOur Family and our NationYukwatsi’stay^ - you kwa gee sta yunhOur fire, our spirit within each one of us
5 Y.E.S. MISSION STATEMENTWE ASSIST IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENTS IN THE ONEIDA COMMUNITY AND SURROUNDING SCHOOL DISTRICTS
6 Y.E.S. GOALSRaise grade point averages of youthRaise the number of graduatesLower drop out rates
7 Who are Youth Advocates? Professional individuals hired by the Tribe to ensure the civil rights of our youth are not being violatedAdvocates are required to have a Higher Education degree and at least 2 years of experience working with youth in an academic setting.Individuals with knowledge about the Oneida people or a background in American Indian Studies are preferred.
8 Who do they help?Funding received from Johnson-O’Malley guides our eligibility criteria.American Indian Youth who are enrolled K-12 students attending public schools in our service area.Are a quarter (1/4) degree Indian blood or areAn enrolled member of a Federally Recognized tribeHave completed YES applications on file.
9 2007-2008 Y.E.S. STUDENT COUNT Freedom 65 Green Bay 272 Pulaski 45 School supplies and feesGreen BaySouthwest quadrantPulaskiSeymourWest DePereTotal
10 WHAT DO ADVOCATES DO?Maintains and monitors YES student tracking system-(grades, attendance, referrals, social, extra-curricular, etc)Academic counseling Examples: which classes should they take for their career track, what credits they need to graduateAdvocate for student civil rightsBehavior interventionsMentor YouthIntervention referralsMediate between schools and familiesNetwork youth and families with community support
11 More AdvocatingFacilitate youth groups for social & cultural developmentLeadershipInterventionPreventionPersonal growthSocial skills buildingBuilding Self-esteemCultural awarenessCultural arts & craftsCulture camps
12 WHY ARE THEY THERE AND NOT HERE? YOUTH ADVOCATES ARE PLACED IN SCHOOLS WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH.7 ADVOCATES DIRECTLY SERVICED 779 YOUTH DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR. Face to face contactADVOCATES INDIRECTLY SERVICED 889 YOUTH DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR. Team meetings, correspondence, parent contactsFUNDING LIMITS THE AMOUNT OF SERVICES WE CAN PROVIDE.
13 WHERE ARE ADVOCATES LOCATED? CURRENTLY THE YOUTH ADVOCATES ARE LOCATED AT:GREEN BAY KING/LOMBARDIGREEN BAY SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOLGREEN BAY WEST HIGH SCHOOLSEYMOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSEYMOUR MIDDLE SCHOOLSEYMOUR HIGH SCHOOLWEST DE PERE HIGH SCHOOL
15 UNITY United National Indian Tribal Youth On^ yote aka Youth GroupMission StatementThe mission of On^yote?a=ka Youth Group is: to prevent youth fromdrinking, using drugs, and participating in other destructive behaviors, tohelp youth become better leaders by using their voices and expressingtheir opinions as young Native Americans, and to strengthen ourcommunity for the future generations to come.Validated by:Oneida Business Committee Resolution # AMembership with the National UNITY Network.Updated Constitution and By-Laws February 6, 2007
16 ON^YOTE? A-KA YOUTH GROUP GOALS TO KEEP YOUTH OUT OF TROUBLE TO KEEP YOUNG PEOPLE FROM USING DRUGS AND ALCOHOL.TO GIVE YOUTH A VOICETO KEEP YOUTH ACTIVETO MEET NEW PEOPLE AND HAVE NEW EXPERIENCESTO GAIN LEADERSHIP SKILLSTO LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT OUR CULTURE, HISTORY AND LANGUAGE.
17 MENTORSHIP ANOTHER GEM Pilot Mentorship Program at Seymour Middle School10 youth paired with 10 adult mentorsis 3rd yearSuccessful outcomes reflected by pre and post surveys.Youth and their mentors agreed that a brighter future was in store for youth.A major goal is to expand program.Seymour Middle School is looking at this project as a model
18 Maintaining Partnerships Designed to meet with school officials to address concerns, share ideas and promote success.Opportunity to educate about Oneida’s history, economics and future plans.Meet with teachers to share information regarding the Oneida Nation and issues surrounding Indian Education.
19 Native Teens for Change Native Teens for Change ConferenceAssist with planning.Some financial support.Conference Themes: Native American Youth, Suicide, Underage Drinking, Binge Drinking and Leadership.
20 Youth SummitsYES assisted various entities within the Tribe to bring youth together from different school districts for social and educational advancement.Gave our youth an opportunity to share their concerns, ideas and suggestions for a better future.Provided various programs within the Tribe to share history, current conditions and plans for the future.
21 Wrap upYES continues to monitor the current educational advancement of our youth.Many people ask how learning the language and the culture will help our youth get along in the world. Many studies have shown that the more young people know their roots the more the advance in the educational system.The language and culture are vital to Oneida in order to exist as a Nation. These are 2 components looked at when recognizing Indigenous nations. Many are losing their status because they do not possess either.
22 YES Advocate Contact InformationGREEN BAYSharon Skenandore King Main No Fax LMSLombardi Main No Fax MLKOrleana Batiste Southwest High Main: Fax:Jacqueline (Jackie) Ninham West High Main: Fax:SEYMOURLori Eiting Rockledge Elementary X265 Main: Fax:Chris Skenandore Middle X Main: Fax:Cheryl Warrington High X435 Main: FaxWEST DE PEREEmma White High X Fax
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