For the third consecutive year, the Obama Administration has invited Native youth from across the country to participate in the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference (WHTNC) in Washington, DC.
On Monday, Sept 26, American Indian and Alaska Native Youth Delegates will participate in the Tribal Nations Conference alongside elected Tribal leaders and federal officials. The Tribal Nations Conference can be streamed live from anywhere at whitehouse.gov/live .
On Tuesday, Sept 27, Youth Delegates will take part in the second annual White House Tribal Youth Gathering. The Gathering includes special programming focused on strengthening youth civic engagement efforts to address critical issues that affect Tribes, communities, and Indian Country as a whole. Youth will join Cabinet Secretaries, Senior White House Administrative staff, and other federal officials to share their priorities and recommendations for the next President of the United States.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE CONVERSATION:
Change your profile picture to include a Gen-I banner that shows your support for the
Generation Indigenous initiative, the hundreds of Gen-I Ambassadors and Challenge-takers creating positive change across the country, and the thousands of programs, schools, services, and organizations working to lift up the voices of Native youth. Use the hashtag #IAmGenI to connect with other Gen-I supporters!
FOLLOW GEN-I ON SNAPCHAT
We’re bringing you live updates from the Tribal Nations Conference and Tribal Youth Gathering! Follow GENINDIGENOUS on Snapchat for behind-the-scenes photos and videos!
Youth Delegates can share their WHTNC experience over Snapchat with the “I Am Gen-I” geofilter! The geofilter will be available on Monday, September 26 during conference events at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium. Delegates will have a chance to showcase their Native pride by writing in their name on the geofilter and asserting “I AM GEN-I”.
USE THESE HASHTAGS on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram:
Official hashtags of the White House Tribal Nations Conference (Monday event)
Official hashtag of the White House Tribal Youth Gathering (Tuesday event)
Share your Gen-I story and Gen-I Pride!
Connect with Indigenous youth throughout the country and share your experience.
FOLLOW AND TAG THESE PROFILES
- Facebook: facebook.com/whitehouse
- Instagram: instagram.com/whitehouse
- Tumblr: whitehouse.tumblr.com and letterstopresidentobama.tumblr.com
@WHLive: Live updates from the President’s speeches & White House events
@POTUS: President Obama*
@FLOTUS: The First Lady
@Center4Native: Center for Native American Youth
@NCAI1944: National Congress of American Indians (click here for NCAI’s digital digest)
@: US Department of Health and Human Services. Host of the WHTYG.
@: White House Initiative on AI/AN Education
@Interior: US Department of the Interior: Protects & manages US natural resources and cultural heritages; honors its trust responsibilities with AI/AN Tribes
@SecretaryJewell: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Pro Tip: Check to see if your Tribe has Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media accounts. Consider tagging your Tribe so they can follow your posts and cheer you on!
*Please note: the @BarackObama accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are run by an outside organization and NOT by the White House. Please tag official White House accounts to engage with the White House throughout these events.
SAMPLE TWITTER POSTS (Please feel free to make these your own!)
- Looking forward to joining @NCAI1944, #TribalLeaders, & #NativeYouth at the @WhiteHouse for #WHTNC!!
- Can’t wait to celebrate #NativeYouth w/ @HHSGov, @WhiteHouseAIAN, @Center4Native, and @Interior at #WHTYG!
- Excited to join other @Gen_Indigenous #NativeYouth at the @WhiteHouse for #WHTYG! #IAmGenI !
SAMPLE FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM POSTS
- I took the #GenIChallenge to help my community by ________! Can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with the @WhiteHouse and be inspired by other awesome #NativeYouth leaders! #IAmGenI
- Excited to be at the #WHTNC, representing [TAG YOUR TRIBE] and #NativeYouth all over the country! #IAmGenI
- [with photo] Proud to be at #WHTYG with lots of #GenI Ambassadors sharing priorities for #NativeYouth! #IamGenI
Click here for even more suggested posts and handles from the White House!
On behalf of our team and our partners, we congratulate you on being selected as a Native Youth Delegate for the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference and White House Tribal Youth Gathering. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your inspiring work!