FireLodge Youth update: April 2015

March was a very busy time at the P.L.A.C.E., starting with the Tribal Youth’s collection of items for a care package to the Pine Ridge Cove Tribal Youth Group in South Dakota. On Jan. 24, 2015, the Pine Ridge Tribal Youth were subjected to racial slurs and had beer thrown on them at a Rapid Read More »

Tribal youth update: March 2015

 February at the FireLodge Tribal Youth Program the P.L.A.C.E. was a busy time. The youth celebrated Black History Month, Healthy Heart Month, learned about teen dating violence prevention  and worked some time in for Valentine’s Day. For Black History Month, staff focused on instruction teaching the youth about famous African Americans like Dr. Martin Luther Read More »

Holiday season keeps tribal youth busy

Last month was again exciting time at The P.L.A.C.E. We elected new officers for the year, and their election heralds a new year with leadership that understands the group’s goals and purpose. •    President- Trae Trousdale•    Vice-President- Duncan Hoffman•    Secretary- Breylyn Stewart•    Treasurer- Ashley Warnock •    Council Representative- Ashley Murdock Our anti bullying poster contest Read More »

Free Summer Camp is Open to Native American Teens in Florida

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Native American teenagers living in Florida have an opportunity to learn while enjoying outstanding recreational, cultural and social activities during a free summer camp in Tallahassee next month. American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians are all considered to be Native Americans and eligible for the program. The Florida Indian Youth Read More »

Earth Day tradition continues to keep CPN a beautiful area

  April in Oklahoma is when the season truly starts to change, with grass turning green, trees begin to bud and crops sprout from the tilled soil. With seven billion people in the world, keeping up with the waste is something the earth can’t defend against without help. Earth Day was created in 1970 by Read More »

Tribal Youth get educated on diabetes prevention

  The after school programs at CPN’s Tribal Youth facility is an opportunity for youth between the ages of 12-17 to receive education focusing on drug and alcohol prevention, healthy life skills, and academic success. All programs are voluntary and are designed to help youth build a better community from an early age. Recently, the Read More »

Native youth’s perspective: Advice from teens for parents

  Have you ever heard the saying, “Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a wall”? It is humorous quote and one many can relate to, but adolescence can more easily be navigated and understood when we actually listen to those in the middle of childhood and young adulthood. The Tribal youth programs at Citizen Read More »