Ilima-Lei Macfarlane's "Ilimanator Scholarship"!  An InterTribal Youth Mentor and Bellator MMA World Flyweight Champion Fighter, Ilima is leading a philanthropic campaign to provide "Ilimanator Scholarships" to young females who deserve a fighting chance. Ilima uses her platform to bring awareness to indigenous issues and provide holistic education and travel opportunities to young females.  Apply, Donate or find out more . . .


Traditional Voyaging Canoe Hikianalia Welcome, San Diego, Oct. 30th - Nov. 5th Hikianalia sailed more than 2,800 miles across the Pacific to the State of California carrying a message about the critical need to address climate change. Demonstrating the value of nature, the oceans and indigenous knowledge, the crew found their way to California on the solar and wind powered canoe using ancient Polynesian wayfinding techniques: following cues from nature (the sun, stars, waves and birds) without using GPS or other modern instruments. The canoe and crew continue sailing down the coast of California making a final stop in San Diego before returning to Hawaiʻi in December.


 A visit to the Bob Marley Museum and Studio

A visit to the Bob Marley Museum and Studio


Enjoyable learning and observations with Youth from various Nations.


 Face to Face with Nature in Panama.

Face to Face with Nature in Panama.

Inter-generational International Exchange for adults, college age and youth: Panama Central America June 22-30 2019 
Registration NOW OPEN.
 A no pressure, leisurely, Inter-generational learning and relaxing experience. The goal of the program is to introduce ourselves to the concept of Indigenous Science, have fun and build unity, knowledge and recognition with other tribal nations. Interwoven fabric of FUN knowledge that includes: environmental sustainability, biological and earth sciences, oral history, health, botanical healing, lifestyle, global climate change, and the management of natural resources. 


 Nahko with Tristen, 2017 Scholarship Recipient

Nahko with Tristen, 2017 Scholarship Recipient

Nahko and the "Medicine Tribe" Scholarship Campaign Launch: a heightened spirit of giving and a collective affirmation acknowleging #ItTakesaTribe to Educate a Youth! May 12th we launched our 2018 Fundraising Campaign, set out to raise scholarships for InterTribal Youth (ages 12-18) Residential Programs. Last year, the giving carried us past the original goal. For 2018, we have a collective intention to do even better. This opportunity of giving provides life changing educational experiences. Nahko and the fan base of the "Medicine Tribe" inspire us all by coming strong with the love. Join us and please Donate today. For more info or to Donate Click Here


InterTribal Youth Big Island Hawaií June 2019 (rescheduling TBA)  For Youth (12-18) and Adult Youth Teachers/Mentors A holistic approach to education is  an aim to "Indigenize Education" and must includes cultural identity. Hawaiian programs are leading the way in cultural-based curriculum and is proving very helpful in western academic success. Recent studies show students exceling in tests (government school test) in the upper grade levels when Teachers "teach to the spirit, ancient knowledge, and not teach simply to the test." Join us on this beautiful island as we are hands-on, in-tune and with the kingdom of paradise. Traditional relation of Land, Ocean, and sky environments to be seen and felt. 


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Nor Cal InterTribal Youth Educational Tour from UC Berkeley, to Humboldt State, Ohlone, Alcatraz, Wiyot, Yurok, and Hoopa August (TBA) 2018  An educational gathering amongst the giants, river and ocean coasts of the real Nor Cal. From the bay and beyond. California with all its diversity, is cradled by the trees and stories of our past, present and future. TBA for 2019


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National U.N.I.T.Y. Conference July 5-9, 2018 InterTribal Youth and Native Like Water join with workshop presentation at the greatest national youth conference in the Americas / Turtle Island. The UNITY Fire is an eternal flame within. This summer conference and fire is hosted in OUR own hometown - San Diego - Kumeyaay Territory !!



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Pele alive

InterTribal Youth Big Island Hawaií June 18-25, 2018  POSTPONED. For Youth (12-18) and Adult Youth Teachers/Mentors Hawaiian programs are leading the way in cultural-based curriculum and proving very helpful in western academic success. Our program to the Big Island was postponed due to the concerns and overactivity of Kilauea Volcano. There is a great cultural and educational significance to this natural occurrence. Learn more here . . . 


InterTribal Youth Joins Hokulea World-Wide Voyage Homecoming and Presents at World Youth Congress, Oahu June 16-22. 2017, Youth from Agua Caliente Cahuilla, various Bands of the Kumeyaay Nation, Alaska, and Belize joined by Tribal Elder and Leaders present at world gathering in celebration of the greatest example of indigenous education and global unification, caring for Mother Earth - "Malama Honua". 





 Kumeyayy Youth revisit Cultural heritage site in La Jolla, CAlifornia

Kumeyayy Youth revisit Cultural heritage site in La Jolla, CAlifornia


 ITY director, Marc Chavez, Tim Siva (Agua Caliente) and Cheyanne Bactad (Viejas), M. Obama

ITY director, Marc Chavez, Tim Siva (Agua Caliente) and Cheyanne Bactad (Viejas), M. Obama

National UNITY San Diego 2018 and memories of UNITY Washington D.C.
We look forward to UNITY2018 in San Diego and we look back at ITY's 2015 exciting summer participation in Washington D.C. Youth meetings with First Lady Michelle Obama, Young National Leaders, and an invitation by Minister Louis Farrakhan to unify the African American, Latino and Native American community for justice. Read More . .


Hawaiian Kingdom Youth Maritime and Music Exchange 2015 Report
Youth Enrichment Programs, Collaborations, Community Clinics, Leadership Programs. Kick off of "Native Like Water" Programming and Leadership. Read More . .