Tribal Leaders Challenge

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Only two steps to meet the challenge!

At the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama announced the launch of Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), an initiative focused on improving the lives of Native youth. Already Gen-I has seen the launch of the Cabinet officials Native youth Listening Tour, created a steering committee with Native youth to create the first ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering, and started a National Native Youth Network to share all of the positive work Native youth and partners are doing.

This is a great start but with your support we know we can do so much more. The White House is extending the Native Youth Gen-I Challenge to tribal leaders across the country as the next phase in this growing initiative.

*This Challenge is for elected tribal leaders. If you are a youth, organization, school or businesses, click here.

Steps to Accept the Gen-I Challenge

Step 1: ACT.

Accept the challenge by filling out this form and committing to take the following steps!

Within 30 days of taking the challenge, engage youth and other tribal leaders in your community to do something positive of your choosing (for example: meet with your tribal youth council and if you don’t have a youth council work with the youth in your community to create one, send youth to National meetings, commit to having your community be a part of youth programs like: My Brother’s Keeper, Boys and Girls Club, First Kids 1st, UNITY Inc., and NCAI Youth Commission.

Step 2:  CAPTURE & SHARE. Send your photos, videos and stories to Your stories will be shared with partners, the media and may also be selected by The White House to include in their outreach!

Look for additional materials in the coming months from the The White House and partners in this exciting effort!

The following tribes have accepted the challenge and are committed to engaging with their youth to make positive impacts in their communities:

·         Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska

·         Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

·         Gila River Indian Community

·         Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin

·         Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

·         Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

·         Three Affiliated Tribes

·         Native Village of Afognak

·         Crow Tribe

·         Southern Ute Indian Tribe

·         Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

·         Mashpee Wampanoag

·         Nez Perce Tribe

·         Lummi Nation

·         Tsimshian/Pawnee

·         Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin

·         Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

·         Osage Nation

·         Tulalip Tribes

·         Yakama Nation

·         Aroostook Band of Micmacs

·         Puyallup Tribe of Indians

·         Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians

·         Navajo Nation

·         Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

·         Coeur d’ Alene Tribe

·         Round Valley Indian Tribes

·         White Mountain Apache


Tribes are encouraged to take the challenge and join this Initiative in improving the outcomes of our Native youth! Sign up for our challenge today and join the movement! Make sure to share your photos, videos and stories by sending them to