The annual event will celebrate its 13th year empowering Native youth
The University of Redlands will welcome the “Dream the Impossible” event to its main campus in Redlands, California on Saturday, April 13 in Orton Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. followed by the conference beginning at 9 a.m.
The all-day event includes workshops on Native culture, college life, healthy relationships, tribal government, and education. Representatives from more than 20 universities and vocational programs will be on hand to offer information on career exploration.
Award-winning Apsálooke rapper and fancy dancer, Supaman, will be the featured keynote speaker. Supaman – known for performing his music while wearing his traditional fancy dance regalia – was a frequent contributor to the Standing Rock protest, regularly visiting the site to perform and speak.
The mission of this annual event is to increase the access and awareness of educational and professional opportunities for Native youth. During its tenure, the conference has steadily grown, with more than 600 youth and chaperones representing Pechanga, Soboba, Torres Martinez, Chemehuevi, San Manuel, and Tule River Tribes expected to attend.