August 3, 2005

Native Youth to launch site at NABI


It’s a website for Native youth that’s long overdue! Native Youth is an online lifestyle magazine about Native youth on and off the reservation. By the touch of a button young Native people can now finally find out what their peers are doing, thinking and wearing in all regions of the U.S. and Canada! This is a magazine designed to encourage and inspire Native youth by promoting positive messages through articles, profiles, illustrations and photos.

Select Native youth are currently serving as advisors for the site and others will continue to be asked for their input. The target age group is mostly between the ages of 12 and 25. Native Youth will not only showcase profiles but the target population will be given an opportunity to explore the world of journalism by becoming guest writers and contributors! Focus groups and surveys will help determine topics and issues Native youth want to read about in the magazine. This is a website parents will also want to visit to see all the good things Native youth are doing around the country!

Are you a Native youth between the ages of 12 and 25 and you love to write? Native Youth is looking for submissions of articles, poetry, profiles, photos and illustrations. Articles can be about events or issues happening in your community and school. Profiles are stories about you, your family and where you come from. All stories must be 500 words or less and must be sent via email to All submissions will be reviewed and edited if necessary. Profanity will not be allowed. You are encouraged to send a photo as an attachment along with your article. The photo can be of yourself or your subject matter.

Photos and illustrations are also needed for our photo gallery. We are especially interested in photos of Native youth attending various events or focus on fashion. Please submit your idea for the photo gallery before you submit your photos or illustration. If you are not a writer, we still want to hear from you! Please submit comments, story ideas and suggestions for the website.

Thank you for your support!

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