Center Hosts Native American Heritage Month Event – November 16


In commemoration of November’s Native American Heritage Month, the Center for Native American Youth will be hosting a panel discussion entitled, “The Historical Journey of Native American Youth” on Wednesday, November 16 in Washington, DC. This event is intended to create a dialogue on the past, present and future of Native American youth challenges and successes.

The Center’s founder, Senator Byron Dorgan, will moderate the discussion with the following all-star panelists:  

  • Allison Binney, Center board member and a Partner at Akin Gump’s American Indian law and policy practice, will discuss Indian law, federal trust responsibility, background on Indian issues.
  • Kim Teehee, Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs for the White House Domestic Policy Council, will talk about the current state of Indian Country and the Obama Administration’s work on Indian issues, especially related to youth.
  • Dirk Whitebreast, Center board member and tribal secretary from the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, will share his personal story as an example of impactful initiatives and hope for Native youth.

Click here to learn more about the event and registration. For those who are unable to attend, the Center and the Aspen Institute will be providing online streaming for the event. Please contact the Center if you have any questions.

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