Oneida Nation
Youth Enrichment Services
Youth Advocates
Oneida Nation Vision Statement
A NATION OF STRONG FAMILIES
BUILT ON
TSI> NIYUKWALIHO’=T^
AND A
STRONG ECONOMY
ONEIDA NATION
MISSION STATEMENT
TO STREGNTHEN AND PROTECT OUR PEOPLE,
RECLAIM OUR LAND AND ENHANCE THE
ENVIRONMENT BY EXERCISING OUR
SOVEREIGNTY
Oneida Core Values
• Kahletsyalu’sla - ga lay ja lou sla
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The heartfelt encouragement of the best in each of us
• Kanolukhwa’sla - ga no lou kwa sla
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Compassion, caring, identity, and joy of being
• Ka?nikuhli:yo’ - ga nee goo lee yo
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The openness of the good spirit and mind
• Ka?tshatst^’sla - ka jat stunh sla
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The strength of belief and vision as a People
• Kalihwi:yo’ - ka lee wee yo
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The use of the good words about ourselves, our Nation and our future
• Yukwahwa:tsi’le - you kwa wa gee lay
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Our Family and our Nation
• Yukwatsi’stay^ - you kwa gee sta yunh
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Our fire, our spirit within each one of us
Y.E.S. MISSION STATEMENT
WE ASSIST IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF
EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL
DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN INDIAN
STUDENTS IN THE ONEIDA COMMUNITY AND
SURROUNDING SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Y.E.S. GOALS
• Raise grade point averages of youth
• Raise the number of graduates
• Lower drop out rates
Who are Youth Advocates?
• Professional individuals hired by the Tribe to ensure
the civil rights of our youth are not being violated
• Advocates 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.
Who do they help?
• Funding received from JohnsonO’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 are
• An enrolled member of a Federally Recognized tribe
• Have completed YES applications on file.
2007-2008 Y.E.S. STUDENT COUNT
• Freedom
65
• School supplies and fees
• Green Bay
272
• Southwest quadrant
• Pulaski
45
• School supplies and fees
• Seymour
• West DePere
Total
273
234
889
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 graduate
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Advocate for student civil rights
Behavior interventions
Mentor Youth
Intervention referrals
Mediate between schools and families
Network youth and families with community support
More Advocating
• Facilitate youth groups for social & cultural
development
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Leadership
Intervention
Prevention
Personal growth
Social skills building
Building Self-esteem
Cultural awareness
Cultural arts & crafts
Culture camps
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
2007-2008 ACADEMIC YEAR. Face to face contact
• ADVOCATES INDIRECTLY SERVICED 889 YOUTH DURING THE
2007-2008 ACADEMIC YEAR. Team meetings, correspondence, parent
contacts
• FUNDING LIMITS THE AMOUNT OF SERVICES WE CAN PROVIDE.
WHERE ARE
ADVOCATES LOCATED?
• CURRENTLY THE YOUTH ADVOCATES ARE LOCATED
AT:
• GREEN BAY KING/LOMBARDI
• GREEN BAY SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL
• GREEN BAY WEST HIGH SCHOOL
• SEYMOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
• SEYMOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL
• SEYMOUR HIGH SCHOOL
• WEST DE PERE HIGH SCHOOL
SPECIAL
ADVOCATE
INITIATIVES
UNITY
United National Indian Tribal Youth
On^ yote aka Youth Group
Mission Statement
The mission of On^yote?a=ka Youth Group is: to prevent youth from
drinking, using drugs, and participating in other destructive behaviors, to
help youth become better leaders by using their voices and expressing
their opinions as young Native Americans, and to strengthen our
community for the future generations to come.
Validated by:
• Oneida Business Committee Resolution #3-16-00-A
• Membership with the National UNITY Network.
• Updated Constitution and By-Laws February 6, 2007
ON^YOTE? A-KA
YOUTH GROUP GOALS
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TO KEEP YOUTH OUT OF TROUBLE
TO KEEP YOUNG PEOPLE FROM USING DRUGS AND ALCOHOL.
TO GIVE YOUTH A VOICE
TO KEEP YOUTH ACTIVE
TO MEET NEW PEOPLE AND HAVE NEW EXPERIENCES
TO GAIN LEADERSHIP SKILLS
TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT OUR CULTURE, HISTORY
AND LANGUAGE.
MENTORSHIP
ANOTHER GEM
• Pilot Mentorship Program at Seymour Middle School
• 10 youth paired with 10 adult mentors
• 2007-2008 is 3rd year
• Successful 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
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.
Native Teens
for Change
• Native Teens for Change Conference
• Assist with planning.
• Some financial support.
• Conference Themes: Native American Youth,
Suicide, Underage Drinking, Binge Drinking
and Leadership.
Youth
Summits
• YES 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.
Wrap up
• YES 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.
YES Advocate
Contact Information
GREEN BAY
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Sharon Skenandore King
Lombardi
[email protected]
492-2625 Main No.
492-2771 Main No.
[email protected]
Fax LMS 492-5564
Fax MLK 492-5571
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Orleana Batiste Southwest High
[email protected]
492-7236
Main: 492-2650 Fax: 492-5561
[email protected]
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Ninham West High
[email protected]
Main: 492-2600
Fax: 492-2641
[email protected]
SEYMOUR
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Lori Eiting Rockledge Elementary
[email protected]
833-7118 X265
[email protected]
Main: 833-7380
Fax: 833-9684
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Chris Skenandore Middle
[email protected]
833-7118 X349
Main: 833-7199
[email protected]
Fax: 833-9376
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Cheryl Warrington High
[email protected]
833-7118 X435
Main: 833-2306
[email protected]
Fax 833-7608
338-5200 X4216
[email protected]
Fax 338-5310
WEST DE PERE
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Emma White High
[email protected]
YA W^ KO
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