Morning with Baje

Navajo Times

Photograph by Megan LaRose, Youth Council President

Special to the Times – Carmenlita Chief

June 21, 2013 – Flagstaff, AZ

“We originally met Baje and really liked his artwork back in March at the Heard Museum Indian Market. We started talking and put together a workshop with him. He’s going to teach us how to use watercolors and how to draw a sketch”

” The youth along with parent volunteers giggled excitedly as they guided their sharpies over their drawing paper.”

“The Manuel’s along with the Youth Advisor Amber Brown helped organize the youth workshop in an effort in an effort to reinforce cultural identity through and experiential learning process.”

“The mission of the Youth Council is to create educational, cultural and social development for native youth today as they foster their own ideas of civic leadership growth.”

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a charitable, non-profit corporation

The Morning Star Leadership Foundation (MSLF) Inc. is a charitable, non-profit corporation devoted to urban tribal youth in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Formed on February 28, 2013, under the laws of the State of Arizona to advocate, promote, and coordinate youth related initiatives, the Foundation serves inter-tribal youth from all areas of the greater Phoenix metropolitan valley.

In addition, the MSLF works to provide leadership opportunities to improve the lives of urban tribal youth by promoting culturally based teachings through higher education, health and wellness, community building and volunteerism. We also promote networking through relationship building, social activities, personal development training, artistic pursuits, and cultural performances.

Our hope is to enhance the lives of tribal youth in under served communities by providing them with tools they need for lifetime success.

We welcome all people, youth, and supporters to join our organization and become a fellow Morning Star Leader.

Morning Star Youth Council

Hello – Yá’át’ééh – S-ke:g Tas – Loloma – Hon Dah – M’hahm jik’ga

As youth, we see the world through a different lens. As Native youth, we see the world through cultural context. As Morning Star Leaders, we see the world as a place of opportunity, for development, for giving back to our communities and to maintain our cultural roots.

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