Invitation: Center for Native American Youth Event – Champions for Change Launch


Native American Voices: 

Native Youth – Our
Future, Our Inspiration

Senator Byron Dorgan and
the Center for Native American Youth invite you to celebrate National Native
American Heritage Month by hearing the inspirational stories of our youngest
First Americans. The event will be a dialogue about the importance of
portraying Native children in a positive light and sharing positive stories
in Indian Country. The Center’s founder, Senator Byron Dorgan, will announce
the creation of the Center’s Champions for Change (CFC) program, a spin-off of
a White House Initiative, created to recognize and encourage inspirational
Native American youth working in their tribal or urban Indian communities to
promote hope and make a positive impact.

Monday, November 19, 2012
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 700;
Washington, DC


Former US Senator Byron Dorgan

Center for Native American Youth Founder & Chairman

Patty Talahongva, Journalist and Center Board Member

Teresa Baldwin, Kotzebue, Alaska, Hope4Alaska Founder

Yazzie, Ramah Navajo, Student Council President

Please register at:

questions to
or 202-736-2908.

About the Center
Founded by former US
Senator Byron Dorgan, the Center is a policy program within the Aspen
Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of the Aspen
Institute, the Center is also overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of
the Center is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native
American youth, and to foster solutions, with special emphasis on youth
suicide prevention. How you can help.


 Link to The Aspen Institute
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