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Jovita Belgarde
Coalition to Stop VIolence Against Native Women
(505) 585-0902

9th Annual Native Youth Summit

  Black and Indigenous Solidarity 

The 9th Annual Native Youth Summit is a series of 1 hour workshops over 4 days and is a powerful leadership development experience that connects, challenges, and cultivates a cohort of 10 Native youth ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old from across the state of New Mexico. Our theme for the summit is Black and Indigenous Solidarity and it will focus on self-awareness and land to strengthen our Tribal communities through the following learning opportunies:

  • Encourage Native youth to work towards strengthening their voice; 
  • Building our Native youth knowledge on the basics of violence prevention so they may share with their relatives in their territories; and,
  • Support Native youth in their building of knowledge to eliminate violence against all of our relatives. 

This application MUST BE completed by the youth interested in applying for the Native Youth Summit and NOT by a parent or guardian on behalf of the applicant.

Acceptance into the Native Youth Summit will be based on the applicants responses provided in the essay questions and based the applicants involvement in thier community. 

Each application will be internally reviewed starting August 30th, 2020 and 10 youth will be selected by September 3rd, 2020.  Beginning September 4th, CSVANW will begin notifying applicants about their application status by phone. The accepted Native Youth Summit attendee's will receive a laptop, t-shirt, $200 in gift cards ($50 for each workshop attended), and backpack.

PLEASE NOTE - Submitting an application to CSVANW to review DOES NOT confirm that the applicant is accepted. We will begin to notify participants of their application status beginning September 4th, 2020 by phone.


IMPORTANT - Print out an extra copy of your application BEFORE PRINTING to ensure that you have an extra copy on hand. After completing the application, please call our office at 505-585-0902 to ensure that we have recieved your application.

The Native Youth Summit is partially funded by the following grants and contracts: Native Americans in Philanthropy #GenIndigenous Response Fund; Novo Foundation; New Mexico Department of Health; Funders of Youth Organizing; Notah Begay III Foundation; Generous CSVANW Donors; and the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs.