Senator Byron Dorgan Invites You to a Lunch Event on 11/19 with Native American Actor Chaske Spencer

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Chaske Spencer
Native American Actor, Twilight Saga & Winter in the Blood

And the Center for Native American Youth
invite you to attend a public event moderated by

Former US Senator Byron Dorgan

“Native American Youth: Changing the Narrative”

in discussion with experts: Jodi Gillette, Standing Rock Sioux, Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs; Val Davidson, Yup’ik, Indian health advocate and parent; Littlebear Sanchez, Lipan/Mescalero Apache Nation, Native youth.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
One Dupont Circle NW; Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

Lunch buffet to be served.

Please RSVP here.

Native American youth are too often overlooked in the national dialogue and continue to be misrepresented by negative, race-based stereotypes. In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, the Center for Native American Youth will highlight priorities for and perspectives on racial equity – including those from Native young people themselves – to inspire policymakers, foundations and other advocates to make Native youth a priority. The panel discussion will be moderated by US Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.) and feature actor Chaske Spencer, a Native youth, and national leaders who are advocating for equity and changing the way the world views tribal nations. A catered lunch will be provided. Please arrive early to serve yourself.


About the Center for Native American Youth
Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the Center for Native American Youth is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. The goal is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster solutions. Visit to learn more.


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