Center for Native American Youth

The Center for Native American Youth believes all Native American youth should lead full and healthy lives, have equal access to opportunity, and draw strength from their culture and one another. As a policy program, we work to improve the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American youth. We do this through youth recognition, inspiration and leadership; research, advocacy, and policy change; and by serving as a national resource exchange.

Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan and is headquartered in Washington, DC. The goal of the Center is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention.

To learn more about our work, please visit our website at