Youth Conference

The OIEA Youth Conference takes place in the Fall and is a wonderful opportunity for tribal youth to learn more about their opportunities in higher education.

Workshop sessions consist of:

  • Native Drumming & Dancing
  • Academic Preparation for College
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Student Life
  • Health Careers
  • Environmental Careers
  • Campus Tours

We also host two competitions at the Youth Conference:

  • 3:3 Basketball Tournament
  • Speech Contest

OIEA will sponsor the winner of the Speech Contest to represent at a National Conference.  Past recipients have attended the National Indian Education Association Conference and competed in their Oratory Competition.

In 2012, Paul Wilson (Klamath), represented OIEA at the NIEA Conference and won 2nd place for his oratory skills.

Paul’s Winning Speech from OIEA Youth Conference: Education is Culture