Tne Education Department of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma had its hands full in early 1984. The second 30-member class of the high school Youth Leadership Program conciuded its year-long series of meetings and projects, while a new group was recruited for the 10-day National Leadership Conference in Minnesota. Fifteen graduates of last year's Leadership Program prepared for a 1500-mile bike trip retracing the Trail of Tears from North Carolina to Oklahoma, at the same time that a team of high school and college students planned for the Second Annual Indian Youth Leadership Conference (for one hundred 7th and 8th graders) in June.
Hall, McLellan, "Youth Take the Lead: Cherokee Nation's Approach to Leadership" (1986). Tribal Nations Documents. 11.