CNAY will welcome a group of 30 Native American youth to Washington, DC for the seventh annual White House Tribal Nations Conference today. These young leaders are serving as Native Youth Delegates for the conference and will join elected leaders of the 567 federally recognized tribes and for nation-to-nation dialogues with members of the President’s Cabinet on critical issues affecting Native American tribes.
The invitation to include Native youth comes as part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), a broad government initiative which takes a comprehensive, culturally appropriate approach to help improve the lives and opportunities for Native youth. In partnership with the White House and US Department of the Interior, CNAY launched the National Native Youth Network, a component of Gen-I, to provide a sustainable platform to engage and provide educational, leadership, and funding opportunities to Native youth across the United States. The Native Youth Delegates are all engaged in CNAY’s Network as Ambassadors and have each led positive change through community service projects.
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