Global Indigenous Youth Summit (GIYS)

What is GIYS?

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.

When and Where is GIYS?

Our in-person summit will be held at YMCA Camp Leslie Marrowbone

16235 BIA 8 Marksville, SD 57442

   June 1st - 4th, 2022 

Who can attend GIYS?

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

GIYS Registration is now available!



Contact our Senior Youth Development Director: Mark Barron


Y Phone: 605.365.5232

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 218

Dupree, SD 57623


Cultural Director: Ahanni Knight


Y Phone: 605.365.5232

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 218

Dupee, SD 57623