Engaging Native Boys Now

Engaging Native Boys Now

January 12-13, 2019 – Overnight Retreat

January 20, 2019 – Intergenerational Dialogue


Engaging Native Boys Now, is an intergenerational dialogue designed to reinforce the voice and opinions of Native boys and young men, and prepare them to share their thoughts about environmental stewardship in relation to tribal lifeways and education with their elders in a multigenerational forum that fosters respect, dignity, and a plan of action.

Young men and boys who complete the application form will be asked to committ to attending both the January 12-13 overnight experience, and the January 20, program at the University of Arizona.

January 12-13 Overnight Retreat

The two day overnight will immerse 10-20 Native boys and young men, ranging from middle school to college, in nature over two days at the beautiful, UA administered, Santa Rita Experimental Range – Florida Canyon, and offer time for youth to interact with Native male UA students and Native male elders.

Transportation is provided from Tucson to Florida Station in the Santa Rita Mts. Students driving from Phoenix to Tucson are encouraged to carpool and milage reimbursment will be provided.

Januray 20 Intergenerational Dialogue

Native boys and young men will spend the day meeting and interacting with elders, Native educational leaders, and a range of UA and community stakeholders at the UA College of Education.  Insights from youth listening sessions, discussions from youth and young men and others who participated in the overnight retreat and leaders will share their own work with Native boys and young men.

Importantly, intergenerational and inter-institutional participants will collaboratively envision future possibilities for supporting Native boys and young men. The outcomes of this intergenerational Dialogue will be significant in providing foundations and frameworks for future programs and collaborations. Tribal participants in the summit may also identify future action research opportunities.

Transportation is provided from Tucson to Florida Station in the Santa Rita Mts. Students driving from Phoenix to Tucson are encouraged to carpool and milage reimbursment will be provided.

Youth and young men who attend the 2-day overnight program in the Santa Rita Mts  + the Intergenerational Summit at the UA will receive a $150 stipend for participation!

This work is been funded by the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environmental and Social Justice