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We are excited to debut our 2011 National Summit Video “Creating Change That Lasts” that provides an overview of our work as well as what Fellows experience in the YP4 Fellowship. We encourage you to share it with friends, partners, and anyone who might be interested learning more about YP4.
After months of preparation, we're excited to welcome the new class of fellows to the National Summit on Thursday!
Stay tuned to the blog for updates throughout the Summit.
Bloggers, please tag your entries 2009 Summit so others can find them easily.
In my travels across the internet, the vast expanse of
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Burt Reynolds, Cher, Kim Bassigner, Jessica Biel, Benjamin Bratt, Rita
Coolidge, Cameron Diaz, Shannon Elizabeth, Ava Gardner, Val Kilmer, Della
Reese, Maria Tallchief, Tina Turner, Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Tommy Lee
Jones, Heather Locklear, Chuck Norris, Demi Moore, Elvis Presley, Della Reese,
Quinten Tarrantino, Billy Bob Thornton, Carmen Electra, Buffy Sainte-Marie,
James Earl Jones, Wayne Newton, Mykelti Williamson…
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Watch for plenaries and official Summit videos soon on the YP4 YouTube channel.
Well I thought I'd try this blog thing out on here. First of all, I gotta say that I learned a lot more than I ever thought I would in DC ~ it was all pretty awesome. So... if you didn't know, though I live in S. Dak now, I grew up in Cali... and I was like, the token Indian that whole time. Always felt so great to be at a Pow Wow and be around my other natives ~ because chances are they were like me... the token Indians on their blocks, lol. Some of them were, now that I think of it... not a whole lot grew up like me... then I moved here... and only my cousins loved me, lmao! They didn't care or hold it against me that I was a damn "city Indian" ~ they never called me an apple... it didn't matter that a wasn't a frickin' full blood or didn't know all the retarded party people who lived here. My cousins didn't get mad because I wouldn't drink with them and they thought it was cool I wanted to go to school and take care of my parents. Most of them anyways. I never complained about the others either... never was in my nature... I was always thought I was better than that... I knew who I was.
I'm just trying this blog thing out, I dunno if anyone will read this, but I'm so excited now that the summit is over! It's a bitter sweet feeling. I wish I was back in D.C. but at the same time, I'm so stroked to be back in El Paso and ready to make a change in my community!
I'm just wondering if everyone showed up to the conference. I definitely was thumbing through the facebook and realized that some of these faces didn't look even remotely familiar. Maybe some people used pictures that made them look radically diferent. But, part of me, feels like not everyone was there.
I had my first meeting for my Amnesty International group on campus and although we had at least 15 members that were fully committed, there were only two people that showed up and no one has responded to any of my posts or emails. This is so discouraging and I don't know what else there is to do to revamp this group. We want to do so many things but with so few people (like three) there is hardly anything we can do that would be large enough to raise an eyebrow. Students at University of Houston just don't seem to care, at least on the surface.
Hey guys I have like 4 albums worth of pictures from the summit. I'm gonna post the links. If you guys have some up...please post them: