Paid Opportunities for Tribal Youth, Young Adults, and Leaders with Northwest Youth Corps’ Tribal Stewardship Program
Interested in Natural Resource and Environmental careers? Want to gain outdoor work experience taking care of our tribal homelands? Come get experience in a fun learning environment where you get paid to work outside and camp!
About Tribal Stewards:
Our Tribal Stewards Inclusion Crews aim to inspire the next generation of Tribal land stewards. Tribal Stewards leaders and members complete work projects for up to 40-hours a week with the guidance and mentorship of trained conservation professionals. Emphasis is placed on holistic development, on the basis that healthy land supports healthy people.
The Tribal Stewards Inclusion Crews follow our Youth Camping program structure and combine education and job skill training with outdoor adventure for 16 to 19 year olds. With the guidance of experienced field staff, youth crew members work on conservation, reforestation, and recreation projects, while developing leadership skills and learning how to work as a team. Crews camp in the field for their entire session, traveling to new projects often week and recreating on the weekends.
Program Elements Include:
• Connecting with tribal homelands in Usual and Accustomed areas
• Culturally relevant educational lessons
• Natural resource education
• Supporting health and fitness through conservation work
• Engaging with natural resource professionals from both Federal and Tribal Governments