Global Indigenous Youth Summit (GIYS)

PUTTING OUR MINDS TOGETHER

The Global Indigenous Youth Summit (GIYS) is a conference designed to create a safe environment for indigenous and under-represented youth. Founded in understanding, compassion, and trust, it connects and provides youth with a safe place to share their stories. GIYS helps indigenous youth expand their worldview through listening to the success of others, empowers them to develop solution based approaches to the inequities they face, and builds a community on a global scale.

The Sioux YMCA, located in Dupree, SD is excited to welcome youth from all over the world. For the second Summit in 2020, youth from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Nicaragua and more are expected to attend!

    Who can go? Anyone! This conference is open to anyone looking to make a better future for Indigenous youth, populations, and communities

    What will we do? We will have a week long summit with small group and large group breakouts. Part of the day will be spent    

     learning cultural activities, and then we will have break out sessions, games, songs, and more!

    Where is GIYS happening? The summit will be held at the Sioux YMCA in Dupree, South Dakota.

    When is it? GIYS will be held April 26th until April 30th *travel is not included in those dates

    Why should I go? We are looking for people to make a brighter future. We want you to come to bring your perspective. As Sitting Bull

     once said "Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children." 

CATCH UP ON THE LATEST NEWS

Bulletins are sent our via email every month, starting in November, leading up to the Summit. The Bulletins contain information that will be helpful for you or your organization to promote, discuss, and prepare for the upcoming event. 

TAKE A LOOK AT THE FIRST GIYS COMMUNICATIONS

The documents below were sent out last year for the first ever GIYS. Feel free to look at them to get a better understanding for 2020's Summit.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION FORM

JOIN OUR COUNTDOWN!

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

COOL FLYER

TEEN PROGRAMS

WATCH A VIDEO!

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VIRTUAL TOUR

YOUTH PROGRAMS

SUMMER CAMP

VOLUNTEER WITH US

"I never dreamed that my voice could be heard so loud. It was amazing to be a room with people who I could identify with."

-GIYS Participant 2019

QUESTIONS ABOUT GIYS?

Contact 

Volunteer and Outreach Director: Bri Black 

Camp Director: Anthony Summers

Email: bri.black@siouxymca.org

Email: anthony.summers@siouxymca.org

Y Phone: 605.365.5232

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 218

Dupree, SD 57623

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