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2011 National Intertribal Youth Summit in Santa Fe, NM to convene young leaders from across country

Week-Long Leadership Conference Provides Opportunity for Obama Administration Officials to Hear Directly from Youth


WASHINGTON - Young men and women from tribal communities across the country have been selected to attend the week-long 2011 National Intertribal Youth Summit in Santa Fe, N.M., from July 24-28, 2011, featuring administration officials from the White House and the Departments of Justice, Interior, Health and Human Services and Education.

The 2011 National Intertribal Youth Summit is a youth leadership conference for tribal youth participants to meet other American Indian and Alaska Native youth through special sessions targeting leadership development and critical youth issues such as healthy relationships and lifestyles, education, substance and alcohol abuse, cultural preservation, community development and protecting the environment.

The summit also provides an opportunity for Obama administration officials to hear directly from youth in Indian Country. The administration and federal agencies have made a commitment to building healthier and safer communities through strengthened coordination and collaboration with tribal governments and partners.

Chaske Spencer, a star of the Twilight movie series, and pro-golfer Notah Begay also plan to make appearances at the summit, which is focused on youth voices.

A full version of the summit agenda can be found at:

For special requests to film b-roll during the week of the summit, please contact Jessica Smith at or 202-305-5625.


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