Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth & Senator
Byron Dorgan Host Discussion on Indian Child Welfare (Washington, DC)
What: The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY), a policy program within the Aspen Institute headquartered in Washington, DC, will hold an event entitled, “Indian Child Welfare – Highlighting the Invisible,” at the Aspen Institute offices. The panel discussion will feature the Honorable Hilary Tompkins, solicitor, US Department of the Interior; Robert McGhee, treasurer, Poarch Band of Creek Indians; and Seanna Pieper-Jordan Native Hawaiian/Blackfeet youth and alumni of the foster care system. Former US Senator Byron Dorgan, who created CNAY with $1 million of leftover campaign funds in 2011, will moderate the panel.
When: Thursday, June 6
Where: The Aspen Institute Offices
One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, NW; Washington DC
Live Webcast: http://aspeninstitute.org/live
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. Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan in February 2011, the Center is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. The Center works to strengthen and create new connections as well as exchange resources and best practices that address the challenges facing Native youth. Visit the Center’s website for a comprehensive list of resources available to young Native Americans, tribes and the general public. For more information, visit www.cnay.org
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.