Grantee Vignettes

The Klamath Tribes of Oregon are located in the city of Chiloquin, which has a population of approximately 3000. There are 3600 members of the tribe, although members are dispersed throughout the country. The Klamath...
The Red Lake Nation reservation is in Northern Minnesota and serves the towns of Red Lake, Redby, Ponemah, and Little Rock. The tribe has 10,000 members, 5,000 of whom live on the reservation. Approximately 10 years ago...
Basketweaving, one of many cultural activities at the summer program
The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma is located in Seminole County, 50 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, OK. The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Tribal Youth Program is located at the Mekasukey Mission, four miles southwest of...
The Ponca Tribe is located in Kay County, Oklahoma, with a population of 2,445. The Tribe received TYP funding under Categories I and V, and is currently serving 268 youth ages 10-17. The mission of the program is to...
The Ancestral Territory of the Karuk Tribe is located in present day Siskiyou and northeastern Humboldt Counties in California, and comprises the Tribe’s present day service area. The current Karuk Tribe land-base is...
Kenaitze Emblem
Since joining the Kenaitze Indian Tribe eight years ago, Tribal Circle Coordinator Curt Shuey has overseen the growth of the Tribal Circle program. First known as the Tribal Youth Justice program, and created through a...
When the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (LCO) received the Tribal Youth Program (TYP) grant in 2009, this Northern Wisconsin tribe was dealing with a disproportionate amount of its youth disengaging...
The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island is 800 miles west of Anchorage in the Bering Sea. There are 445 residents on the island, and the TYP program currently serves 90 youth. Over the past few years, St. Paul Island has...
The Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians is located in Oroville, CA. The tribe originally applied for its Tribal Youth Program grant because of concerns regarding the high dropout rate of youth in high school. The TYP...
The Native Village of Kotzebue is located in the arctic region of northern Alaska, where they experience approximately eight to nine months of winter. The region is very remote, and the only method of transport to the...
Funded as a 2011 TYP grantee, the Coeur d'Alene Tribe is technically “starting up,” just like all other new grantees. But Cheryl Weixel, director of the Coeur d'Alene Benewah Tribal Wellness Center, is in a unique...
Native youth
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation received their Tribal Youth Program Grant in 2010 with the goal of revising the Tribes’ Juvenile Justice Code. The advisory board’s overarching aim is to create a...
Shobwas "Shobs" Hubbard, a Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation high school student, surrounded by law enforcement officers of the Police Explorer Program
It is late afternoon in the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) at the local high school’s Police Explorer Program, and students are learning technical skills—fingerprinting, for example—that most of us only see on...
The Osage Nation Tribal Youth Prevention Program sponsored three (RBSS) Responsible Beverage and Service Sales trainings at the Cultural Center during the month of June. Ernie Tye of the PaNOK Area Prevention Resource...
Stanley Holder, Director of the Tribal Youth Program
By Nora Nunn Traveling from as far north as St. Barrow, Alaska (Native Village of Barrow) and as far east as Presque Isle, Maine (Aroostook Band of Micmacs), 137 people representing 64 different Tribal Youth Program...
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation encompasses 86,000 acres in northern Wisconsin. Of 3,413 tribal members, 1,818 live on the reservation. More than one-third of those members are under the...
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs TYP program works to reduce the number of at risk youth who enter the juvenile justice system. The tribe has been collaborating with a variety of youth serving agencies to...