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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig students attend UNITY youth leadership conference

The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig youth council recently attended the UNITY youth leadership development conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center July 7-12.

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig youth council members pictured from left: Marlo Mesarina, Elias Morgan, Natalie Schoenborn, Mareena Tibbetts, Andy Carter and Tyren Headbird.
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The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig youth council recently attended the UNITY youth leadership development conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center July 7-12.

According to a release, UNITY is a youth development organization that prepares tribal youth from all over the United States and Canada for leadership roles in their school, homes, communities and tribal nations.

In addition to leadership skills, students enjoyed a cultural exchange, youth dance, gala, and keynote speakers for all five days of the conference. Seeing youth leading in communities from all across the country was an inspirational and positive experience for the students, the release said.

The youth council will have fundraisers throughout the coming year for travel to next year's conference. Look for them at powwows and other events and support these youth trying to serve their communities and make a positive impact, the release added.

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