The White House is hosting the first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering

US first Lady Michelle Obama(L) talks with youths during a luncheon round table at We the Pizza/Good Stuff Eatery on  November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama and US first Lady Michelle Obama met with youth from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The White House is hosting the first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering in conjunction with the United National Indian Tribal Youth conference. The gathering will bring together more than 875 Native youth representing 230 Indian nations from 42 states to speak to first lady Michelle Obama, Cabinet officials, the White House Council on Native American Affairs and non-federal partners about a range of issues including education, health, justice, economic opportunity, climate change, cultural protection and language revitalization.



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