Youth Advisory Board Photo by Charles Clark

Youth Advisory Board students enjoy an outdoor activity at last spring's Quarterly Conference at the Choctaw Cultural Center.

Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board’s July Conference Set for Tvshka Homma

Published June 15, 2022

DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) mid-summer conference will be held at the Choctaw Nation Capitol Grounds at Tvshka Homma on Saturday, July 9. Members of all 25 YAB chapters in southeast Oklahoma, as well as potential new members, are invited to participate in the free event.

The conference opens at 9 a.m. with activities continuing until approximately 3 p.m.

Attendance at the Youth Advisory Board’s Quarterly Conference is open to all students (members of any tribe and non-tribal) in 8th through 12th grades who reside on the Choctaw Reservation.

Students will receive breakfast and lunch during the day. After the student-led business meeting, a team from the University of North Texas will present exercises in leadership, team building and student life at UNT. Keynote speaker for the day will be Terry Ashby, training manager for Operational Excellence at the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Interested students may RSVP to [email protected] or 580-740-1204 up to and including the day of the event. There is no charge for participation or meals, and free transportation is available. For more information, visit the YAB Facebook page or their webpage.

About the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation's vision, "Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture," is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.

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