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Photo Gallery 4: Native Youth Identity Conference

In a world where Native youth are constantly pressured into “finding out who they really are,” they tend to lose their identities in the process. Our identities—who we are and where we come from as American Indians—are crucial in order for future generations to prosper and survive as a people. This year, the Fourth Annual Native Youth Identity Conference hosted by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community aimed to do just that. This year’s conference was held on June 16 at the Salt River Community Building and Salt River baseball field. The conference included key speakers, breakout sessions, and an Indigenous Boom Box and Graffiti Art Show.