The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the White House are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a series of Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) events across Indian Country this spring. As you know, President Obama launched the Gen-I Initiative at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference to focus on improving the lives of Native youth by removing the barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed. Through new investments and increased engagement, this initiative takes a comprehensive, culturally appropriate approach to ensure all young Native people can reach their full potential.
Expanding on the success of the first ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering, HHS and USDA collaboratively developed a daylong event focusing on youth leadership, skill building, and employment opportunities. Native youth ages 14-24 from your communities are invited to join these regional events.
Registration information for each session can be found in the enclosures or in the pasted links below. We look forward to continuing our work with you in improving the lives of Native youth across Indian Country! Events will be held throughout the country in the following locations:
March 25, 2016: Denver, Colorado
April 9, 2016: Green Bay, Wisconsin
April 16, 2016: Phoenix, Arizona
April 28, 2016: Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 14, 2016: Seattle, Washington
May 26, 2016: Anchorage, Alaska