The Four Gatherings

Each Gathering has a specific theme and purpose.  Prior to each gathering, the Ambassadors are assigned readings that correspond to each theme. Every Gathering includes activities and exercises that incorporates elements of the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and the arts.  Every gathering includes learning about the Indigenous peoples in the area and visiting a natural place of beauty and/or historical/cultural consequence.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Defining Self in the context of Family and Tribe/Community

International (a different host country is selected for each class)

Being a Global Citizen through International Indigenous Exchange

Washington, D.C./New York City

Understanding and Influencing National Policy-Making and Introduction to International Affairs

Tribal Community (a reservation or urban community)

Overcoming Barriers and Applying New Knowledge in the Context of the Ambassador’s Community