Indigenous Delegation to Hawaii with Mana Maoli
August 4-14, 2015
Native Youth from the California will converge in Oahu, and will be hosted by local charter school and organization Mana Maoli. Inter-Tribal Native Youth participants will take part in a cultural exchange celebrating their diverse tribal cultures through song, dance, educational workshops, ceremonies, and tribal games. The focus of the convergence is cultural sharing, immersion, education, and understanding, centered around creating music influenced by the participants diverse backgrounds. Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG), based in the Bay Area, has committed to bringing 10 Youth participants an adult allies, and San Diego based Intertribal Youth/Native Like Water has committed to bringing 5 delegates for a total of 15 delegates. This collaboration will create a diversely rich exchange, which will be a foundation for growth, connection and unification.
About SNAG: Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG) is a Native Youth focused media and arts organization fiscally sponsored by Galeria de la Raza. In 2002, SNAG published its first magazine, marking the beginning of a legacy of Native youth education, art, and outreach. The mission of SNAG is to provide underserved Native American youth with artistic avenues to develop cultural leadership and communication skills through a series of art, writing, multi-media, and cultural traditions workshops. Our workshops are directed towards low-income and at-risk Native American youth throughout San Francisco.
SNAG’s primary production is its annual color magazine with CD compilation featuring the music, art, and writing of Native American youth from San Francisco and across the country. SNAG Magazine is a forum for cultural expression that also gives youth an opportunity to learn real-world skills in publishing, graphic design, and communications.