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LIVE Panel Discussion on: A History of Resilience: Advocating for Justice-Involved Native American Youth and Their Families

November 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join Us Live for a Panel on Native American Youth Justice

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join us on November 30 for a LIVE panel discussion on:

A History of Resilience: Advocating for Justice-Involved Native American Youth and Their Families.

We’ll discuss the unique challenges that Native American youth face in dealing with the justice system and how advocates must have a comprehensive understanding of their needs in order to address the structural inequities they experience.


Moderated by: Dustina Gill, from the Wahpekute band of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, NJJN Youth Justice Leadership Institute Alum, Lifelong Native American youth advocate & founder of the nonprofit organization Ni’sto Incorporated.

Featured Panelists:

  • Addie C. Rolnick – Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas specializing in criminal law and procedure, Indian law, and critical race theory
  • Laura Harris – Enrolled citizen of the Comanche Nation and Executive Director and CEO of Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO)
  • Isabel Coronado – Citizen of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation, policy entrepreneur at Next100 and advocate for children of incarcerated parents
  • Kendell William DeCoteau – Member of the Wahpekute Dakota one of the 7 ancient subdivisions of Sioux also known as the 7 fires, Native American youth advocate and founder of a community reentry program


Join the conversation on Zoom or watch on Facebook LIVE!

To register to be in the Zoom room visit: bit.ly/AHistoryofResilience

For more information, contact Courtney Mcswain, NJJN Communications, at mcswain@njjn.org.


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November 30, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm