A free Native Youth Summit will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Fort Gibson High School cafeteria.
Topics being covered are Cherokee tribal government (how it is organized and important positions within the government along with their job duties), stewardship, college education, oral traditions, 4-H opportunities, and cancer prevention.
Although the event is being held in Fort Gibson, it is open to all area students in grades six through 12. Students do not have to be enrolled in 4-H or tribal citizens.
The Fort Gibson 4-H Cooking Club is serving a free traditional dinner. Sign-in begins at 4:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to stay with their students.
Speakers include: Cherokee Tribal Councilors Don Garvin and Cara Cowan Watts, Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Charles Head and summit organizer Cierra Fields.