Virtual Conference Kicks-off, Event Focuses on Native American Youth

COURTESY: ANNICK JOSEPH (KIEM)

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. (KIEM)-A virtual health conference focusing on Native American youth mental health & wellness kicked off Tuesday. Local native youth not only helped to organize the event they’re actively participating.

Two feathers Native American family services in partnership with Stanford Medicine Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing, is hosting a four day virtual conference.

The conference began Tuesday, and will continue through the September 18.

It will feature well-known speakers such as, four-time PGA tour winner Notah Begay III California’s first Native American Assembly Member James Ramos, and Dr. Kishan Lara-Cooper who is associate professor & chair of child development at Humboldt State University.

The conference will wrap up with award winning Lakota hip hop artist, Frank Waln.

Executive director with two feathers, Dr. Virgil Moorehead Jr. says, their goal is to provide resources that assist Native youth.

To view a full agenda click here, or here for their Facebook page.

You must reserve your space in order to attend, to reserve a space click here.