Beginning Sunday, Haskell Indian Nations University will be host to American Indian high school students from 17 states and 20 tribes for the Bureau of Indian Education’s Summer Youth Leadership Challenge 2009.
The students were selected based on their academic achievements and overall leadership qualities, and the challenge encourages the students to become community leaders. Tribal leaders, university officials and others will instruct the students.
Several events are open to the public, including a Healthier Haskell 2-mile walk and run at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jim Thorpe Fitness Center.
Golfer Notah Begay III will be a special guest at an “Empowering Youth through Sport and Media” event at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Haskell auditorium.
The students will be on campus through Friday.