Youth develop issues, solutions then present to candidates
By Shondiin Silversmith
SHIPROCK, Aug. 21, 2014
(Times photos – Ravonelle Yazzie)
Jeneda and Clayson Benally, of the band Sihasin, conducted the work session. The goal was to identify issues affecting the Navajo Nation and to develop solutions.
“Clayson and I volunteered our time to work with the youth to help empower them and help them feel comfortable with speaking to the candidates,” Jeneda said, adding that it could be intimidating for youth to speak to their elders.
Clayson said helping the youth go through the process of identifying issues and finding creative solutions was an inspiring because it was an opportunity for their voices to be heard.
Jeneda added that it’s important to get the youth involved with the political process.
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