Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Obama Administration to host first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in July

The White House announced on Friday that on July 9 it will host the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering "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 gathering is part of the President’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative launched last year "to improve the lives of American Indian youth nationwide," reports The Associated Press. "Last summer, Obama became just the third sitting U.S. president in eight decades to set foot in Indian country when he and his wife, Michelle, visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota."

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