4th Annual American Indian Youth Disability Summit

Strength in Numbers: A Celebration of Indigenous Youth Resilience

American Indian Disability Summit medicine wheel logo


10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 13, 2024

The youth summit highlights voices of American Indian youth with disabilities and focuses on aspects of American Indian life, history, culture and heritage that can help you address today's challenges. 



Presented By

Logos for Ability 360, Banner University Family Care, Diverse Ability Incorporated, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Molina Healthcare, Raising Special Kids, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, and the UArizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities


Jim E. Warne, Jr. Tribal Youth Leadership Award

The Jim E. Warne American Indian Youth Leadership Award will also be announced during the summit. The award is given to American Indian youth who demonstrate leadership qualities and personal strengths that help them overcome adversity in their community. If you know someone in your community who show the qualities of this award, we encourage you to nominate this individual here by March 25, 2024.  

Jim E. Warne, Jr. is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Nation. He is president of Warrior Society Development, LLC and consults for various government agencies, organizations and Tribal Nations. He is currently a consultant for the UArizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities and is an impassioned motivational speaker and Native advocate.