Youth Learn From Amanda Old Crow at Youth Leadership Conference

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Twenty-six youth participated in a Youth Leadership Conference yesterday and today and were photographed today with Crow and PBPN Youth Transition leaders at the Rock Building.

MAYETTA: A Youth Leadership Conference has been  held at the Rock Building for the past two days with motivational speaker Amanda Old Crow (Crow) of the Native Wellness Institute. Crow spoke to the group and led them through several exercises on team building, leadership, learning culture and sharing. Lunch was also served both days and participants received a sweatshirt from the Native Wellness Institute.

Crow is a comedian, singer, and actress who lives in Seatlle, Wash. and works for the Native Wellness Institute that is based in Gresham, Ore. The Wellness Institute is dedicated to promoting the well being of Native people by teaching them holistic approaches to life through their traditional ways.  To learn more about the organization go to

The conference was sponsored by the PBPN Youth Transition Program that is housed in the Social Services Department. Many of the youth that attended the event are Royal Valley students who are on a three-day staff development break from school.

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Amanda Old Crow, center, with Brian Miller and Jonathan Lake who participated in the training.  Both men are Prairie Band Potawatomi members and are from Topeka, Kan.

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Joanna “Dumps” Mitchell and Amanda Old Crow.  Mitchell heads the Youth Transition Program.