June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017
WHO: For American Indian and Alaska Native Youth
• Limit of 4 youth (13-19 yo) per Tribe or Urban Area.
• Limit of 1-2 Chaperones per group registering. **This year background
checks are required for all adults facilitating or attending.
• Activities, materials, lunch and snacks Mon-Thurs. will be provided.
• Travel, parking, lodging, breakfast and dinners are not included.
WHERE: Native American Student and Community Center at Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, OR
LODGING: University Place Hotel - group rate “THRIVE Conference” for $89/night + tax for 2 or $109 for 4, the room block deadline is May 30, 2017 for reservations call 866.845.4647. Breakfast and wi-fi are included in this rate. Parking is $15/night.
Additional hotels can be found in downtown Portland and near the Portland airport which can
be reached by Max Train from the conference location. Contact THRIVE staff for additional hotel options if needed.
WHY: Build protective factors and increase your skills and self-esteem, connect with other young Natives, learn about healthy behaviors (suicide prevention, healthy relationships, etc.) and how to strengthen your nation through culture, prevention, connections, and empowerment!
WHAT: This conference is made up of four workshop tracks and each youth will need to rank their preference for which workshop they want to be in when they are registered.
The tracks are: digital storytelling, beats lyrics leaders
(song writing and production), We Are Native youth ambassador leadership (additional application required), and a
science and medical track sponsored by the Oregon Health and Science University.
Registration (free) will open t he first week in April 2017!!
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s project THRIVE
Celena McCray, project coordinator
Ph. 503-228-4185 x 270