Native Youth Network, in Partnership with Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth, Announced

President Obama Announced the National Native Youth Network as Part of Generation Indigenous (Gen I) During Tribal Nations Conference

WASHINGTON ––  The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute and the White House are launching the National Native Youth Network (NNYN), part of the President’s Generation Indigenous (Gen I) initiative, announced on December 3rd during the 6th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. This new initiative will serve as a sustainable platform to reach out, engage, and provide educational and economic opportunities for Native youth. The network will focus on support for attainment of higher education, entrepreneurship training, mentoring, and creating a platform to integrate Native youth voices into the national dialogue.

“[T]o cultivate the next generation of Native leaders, we’re creating a national network called ‘Generation Indigenous,’ to remove the barriers that stand between young people and opportunity,” announced President Obama during his remarks at the conference.

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“We are excited to partner with the White House on this new and important effort to improve the lives of the children of the first Americans,” said CNAY’s chairman and founder, Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.). “I’m thankful for this administration’s commitment to Indian Country. Together we’re determined to find more resources and create more opportunities for Native youth to become successful.”

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