WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House, United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), and the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute have announced the White House Tribal Youth Summit. The summit will take place on Nov. 14, 2022 at Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. The one-day summit will feature an all-day program with high-level administration officials, special guests, and Native youth from across Indian Country to engage in key discussions including mental health, wellness, climate change, food sovereignty, education, among others.
“It’s a privilege to work alongside the administration and our relatives at UNITY to ensure meaningful dialogue with Native youth in our Nation’s capital,” said Nikki Pitre, CNAY Executive Director. “We are thankful for our partners and supporters who have worked so hard to allow us to bring together over 100 Native youth leaders to the White House Tribal Youth Summit.”
“This is an amazing opportunity for our Native youth to engage with the White House on key policy initiatives impacting their tribal communities,” said Mary Kim Titla, UNITY Executive Director. “The youth selected for this forum have demonstrated strong leadership skills and the desire to have their voices heard on issues important to them.”