United Native Indian Tribal Youth Gather at White House
UNITY in partnership with the White House, National Congress of American Indians, Today's Native Leaders, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Justice hosted the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, DC today July 9, 2015 to provide American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs.
The Tribal Youth Gathering will continue to build upon the President's Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative and his commitment to improve the lives of Native youth across the country. President Obama launched the Gen-I initiative at the White House Tribal Nations Conference to focus on improving the lives of Native youth 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.
First Lady Michelle Obama Addresses Native American YouthJuly 9, 2015 – Washington, DC – First Lady Michelle Obama addressed more than 1,000 Native American Youth at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel as part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative and his commitment to improve the lives of Native youth across the country.Click image to watch:
About UNITYEstablished 39 years ago, the United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., is a national organization that promotes personal development, citizenship, and leadership among American Indian and Alaska Native youth between the ages of 14 - 24. With one of the largest and oldest American Indian youth leadership networks in North America, UNITY has 155 affiliated youth councils in 35 states. Youth councils are sponsored by tribes, Alaska Native villages, high schools, colleges and other community organizations.