In 2015 we kicked off the Hoops 4 Life 3 on 3 basketball tournament with a Native American youth leadership conference. 2016’s conference will be held on November 11, 2016 at Life Church in Omaha, NE. Last year’s conference and this year’s conference will be attended by Native American youth from the Omaha Public Schools NICE (Native Indigenous Centered Education) program and youth from surrounding reservations that will be also attending the Hoops 4 Life 3 on 3 basketball tournament on November 12, 2016. Presentation topics will include “Increasing protective factors with traditional Native culture and values” by Steve Tamayo and anti-bullying workshop by Choctaw Nation-member and basketball slam-dunk phenom Kenny Dobbs along with other nationally know, culturally appropriate speakers. Youth registration can be found here.
If you are interested in being a vendor at the conference, please fill out the form on the aforementioned link and mail your $45 vendor registration fee to
Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition
2240 Landon Ct
Omaha, NE 68102
For questions regarding Empowerment 4 Life or any of our events, past or present, please contact the SOMS Program Director, SOMS Administrative Assistant, or SOMS Youth Health Outreach Manager at 402-346-0902 ext. 219, 201 or 205. To view past and current events, check out our calendar.by