The Center for Native American Youth is dedicated to improving the health, safety and overall well-being of Native American youth through communication, policy development and advocacy. The Center, founded by former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan, is a policy program within The Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, D.C. The goal of the Center is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, especially youth suicide.
Special guests attending:
- President Jefferson Keel, National Congress of American Indians
- Yvette Roubideaux, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Indian Health Service
- Senator Mark Begich, Alaska
- Larry EchoHawk, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affiars
- Lillian Sparks Esq., Commissioner, Administration of Native Americans Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services