FAQs

What is Generation Indigenous? 

Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) is a Native youth initiative focused on removing the barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed. This initiative will take a comprehensive, culturally appropriate approach to help improve the lives and opportunities for Native youth and will include policy and youth engagement components.

What is the National Native Youth Network?

The Network is a partnership between the White House and the Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth. The Youth Network will support leadership development, provide peer support through an interactive online portal that links resources and tools, and empowers youth to become leaders within their communities.

What is the White House Tribal Youth Gathering? 

The first ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering will engage hundreds of Native youth in a day-long convening in the summer of 2015. More information about the Gathering will be available as we get closer to the summer.

What is the Gen-I Challenge? 

As part of the process of establishing the National Native Youth Network, the White House is inviting Native youth and all young people across the country to take part in the Gen-I Challenge. In addition to youth, organizations, businesses and schools can also take the Challenge.

Individuals, groups or other entities can take the Challenge by working with youth in their community to do something positive. It can be a new effort or something that is going on, but we want you to share about what you’re doing and send along photos. The first step is to sign up for the Challenge, which you can do here.

Tribal leaders can also take the Tribal Leaders Challenge.

Where can I find Gen-I on social media?

You can find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GenIndigenous and Twitter at @Gen_Indigenous.com.

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