The California Valley Miwok Tribe (CVMT) received a flyer from the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 700, Washington DC, in regards to an upcoming “Native American Youth: Changing the Narrative” Lunch Event with the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute and Cheaske Spencer, Native American Actor (Twilight Saga & Winter in the Blood).
The Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute cordially invites you to join us for a November public event titled “Native American Youth: Changing the Narrative.” Moderated by Former US Senator Byron Dorgan (Ret.), in discussion with experts: Jodi Gillette, Standing Rock Sioux, Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs; Val Davidson, Yup’ik, Indian health advocate and parent; Littlebear Sanchez, Lipan/Mescalero Apache Nation, Native youth.
Native American youth are too often overlooked in the national dialogue and continue to be misrepresented by negative, race-based stereotypes. In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, the Center for Native American Youth will highlight priorities for and perspectives on racial equity – including those from Native young people themselves – to inspire policymakers, foundations and other advocates to make Native youth a priority. The panel discussion will be moderated by US Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.) and feature actor Chaske Spencer, a Native youth, and national leaders who are advocating for equity and changing the way the world views tribal nations. A catered lunch will be provided. Please arrive early to serve yourself.
Lunch buffet to be served. **RSVP required.
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 PM
About the Center for Native American Youth: Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the Center for Native American Youth is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. The goal is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster solutions.
Visit http://www.cnay.org to learn more.