Employment & Education

The Employment and Education Division carries out the essential function of helping the youth for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation.

Miss & Mr Colville Confederated Tribes

The Colville Confederated Tribes recognizes the importance of strong youth ambassadorship at the local, state, national, and global levels to promote the sovereign existence of our great nation. The youth delegates will serve as positive role-models that promote healthy lifestyles, education, culture, language, tradition, leadership, and citizenship. Miss/Mr. CCT youth delegates will give voice to the successes and challenges of the Colville Reservation and inspire positive change in our communities. 

Miss/Mr. Colville Confederated Tribe delegates will represent our nation at various pow-wows and other organization's events and activities in an effort to bring positive recognition and promote important initiatives including Pow-Wows hosted on and near our homelands. This act of camaraderie will strengthen our tribal relations and unify our efforts to strengthen our communities in our pursuit of self-determination. 

2016-2017 Miss Colville Confederated Tribes, Shundina Nanamkin-Spencer with Arianna Bear Medicine, Colville Tribe & Blackfeet Nation Youth. 

2016-2017 Miss Colville Confederated Tribes, Shundina Nanamkin-Spencer with Arianna Bear Medicine, Colville Tribe & Blackfeet Nation Youth. 

Youth council

We are the voice for the youth. We’re here to listen to the ideas and wants of our peers.
— LaCoda Miller, Omak Youth Council President

As the voice for the Colville Tribal Youth, the youth council was developed to gather the thoughts, ideas, and needs of the youth in each district across the reservation. The purpose is to encourage leadership and endorse strong youth representation in all forms.  

Youth Council will strive to make a change by learning how to organize and plan for action. Youth will combine their unique talents and energy to address and solve concerns in their within their community. Youth will also use their respect for tradition to honor what they stand for.

The Youth Council and its’ members will determine their activities by their own needs and assessments. Once needs are determined, youth will develop their own actions plan for implementation. 

 

youth ambassadors

Youth Council leaders who are voted into office as President and Vice-President by their peers will be traveling to various political forums to promote the strengths, needs, and wants of our own Colville Tribal Youth. 

2016 National Indian Education Association- Youth Ambassadors assist Lightening Talk Presenter Robert Cook, Native Alliance Initiative & Social Justice Activist

2016 National Indian Education Association- Youth Ambassadors assist Lightening Talk Presenter Robert Cook, Native Alliance Initiative & Social Justice Activist