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Contact: Glenda Tovar
Phone: (602) 258-4822
ITCA Convenes 8th Annual Arizona American Indian Youth Conference
This year’s theme will discuss connections between health and the environment
PHOENIX, May 13 –The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., (ITCA) announced plans to hold the 8th Annual Arizona American Indian Youth Conference, which will be held on June 22 – 24, 2015, at the Marriott University Park Hotel in Tucson, Arizona.
This year’s conference theme is: “Road to a Healthy You and Your Environment.” The conference is designed for American Indian youth ages 12 to 19 years and offers meaningful outcome objectives including: 1) Learning about health promotion and making healthy choices during fun and interactive workshops; 2) Creating awareness regarding how health and well-being are directly connected to how we treat the land, air and water; and 3) Preparing for higher education with an orientation to The University of Arizona. The conference is funded by the Arizona Department of Health Service Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and collaborators include The University of Arizona and the ITCA Environmental Quality Programs.
“We are very pleased to have such a unique forum for youth to learn and discuss issues that affect health and the environment,” says Maria Dadgar, Executive Director, ITCA. “As future leaders, we hope attendees will benefit from this interactive learning experience and further their goals for promoting health and improving the environment.”
Day one will begin with a Welcome, Kick-Off Luncheon, Opening Session, conference workshops and a Keynote Speaker. The second day will offer an orientation to The University of Arizona, Health Fair, and several workshop sessions.
The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona was established in 1952, to provide a united voice for tribal governments located in the State of Arizona to address common issues of concern. In 1975, the council established a private, non-profit corporation, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., (ITCA) under the laws of the State of Arizona to promote Indian self-reliance through public policy development. The members of ITCA are the highest elected tribal officials: tribal chairpersons, presidents and governors. The work of ITCA staff and consultants is carried out under the direction and supervision of Maria Dadgar, Executive Director.
If you would like more information, please contact Glenda Tovar at (602) 258-4822, or at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference registration packets are now available and may be downloaded at the ITCA website: www.itcaonline.com.
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