Photos by Edward Wadda, Tribal Liaison for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe
(Fort Washakie) – Over 80 youth are taking part in the Spring Youth Leadership Conference put on by Wind River UNITY. The event is being held at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie with presentations and workshops by Mariah Watchman, a contestant from America’s Next Top Model and musical artist Christian “Supaman” Parrish. The event kicked off Thursday morning at 9 and also included a presentation from The BEARS and Yvonne DeCory, a group from South Dakota that specializes in suicide prevention.
Wind River UNITY holds two conferences a year, one in the spring and one in the winter. The group began in the mid 80’s and has a mission of empowering youth to become leaders in their community. The conference wraps up this afternoon with a community event and concert featuring Supaman and Mariah Watchman at 6.