HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)- The Third Annual Two Feathers Native Youth School and Community Wellness Conference is being held virtually November 17th to the 19th. The conference is hosted by Two Feathers Native American Family Services and Stanford Medicine Center for Youth Mental Health.

There are dozens of speakers scheduled over the three-day conference. Many speakers are local tribal professors from Humboldt State University and professors from Stanford University. 

The digital conference is free to the public. Speakers will focus on discussing methods to advance Native American youth mental health in California. Topics will include  overcoming trauma from the Covid-19 pandemic, creating safe and equitable programs for Native American youth, working with Indigenous LGBTQ youth, and so on.

“Youth are wrestling with what it means to go to school, learn and what it means to be a Native American in 2021. We need to discuss identity, purpose and meaning,” said DR. Virgil Moorehead, Executive Director, Two Feathers Native American Family Services.