Oct. 10, 2014 NOW Message: Accepting Nominations – White House Tribal Nations Conference Youth Ambassador

Nyaweñha Skä•noñh! (“Welcome” in the Onondaga Nation of New York language)

This NOW message contains a message from the White House regarding the White House Tribal Nations Conference! 

Message from the White House:

Dear Tribal Leader,

As we prepare for the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference, we are seeking your input on 1) your Conference breakout session topic recommendations, and 2) your nomination of a Tribal Nations Conference Youth Ambassador from your tribe. Please find additional information below and in the 2 attached forms. Please note that all recommendations are due by October 23rd, 2014.

Additional Information on the new Youth Ambassadors Program:
At the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference (Conference), the Administration will be inviting a small, regionally diverse group of 30-40 high school-aged youth from tribal communities across the country to participate in the Conference as Youth Ambassadors. These young people will participate in the Conference plenary and breakout sessions and receive mentorship and leadership training in addition to attending the Conference (the date of this fall’s Conference will be released at a later date). We are asking every federally recognized tribe to nominate one youth from their tribe to be considered for the Youth Ambassadors program (please note that not all nominated youth will be chosen to attend the conference).

Web links to two forms are embeded below:

  1. Tribal Nations Conference breakout session topic recommendations Form,
  2. Youth Ambassador nomination form.

Please email your completed forms and other required documents to IndianCountry@who.eop.gov by October 23rd, 2014.

Please feel free to contact me at IndianCountry@who.eop.gov with any questions.

Raina Thiele

The White House

We invite you to visit our website (www.cnay.org) for a comprehensive list of available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant opportunities, etc.). Thank you for your continued support and interest in the Center for Native American Youth.

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Center for Native American Youth

About the Center for Native American Youth

Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of The Aspen Institute, CNAY is also overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of CNAY 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.

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