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Governor Dayton Hosts First-in-the-Nation Tribal Youth Gathering - P6


August 7, 2018

ST. PAUL, MN – On Friday, July 27, 2018, Governor Mark Dayton hosted the 2018 Minnesota Tribal Youth Gathering at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus. The first-in-the-nation state gathering brought together Native American youth ages 14 to 24, tribal and state leaders, civic and business leaders, and educational organizations to focus on challenges facing Native American youth. The gathering also recognized and amplifed the positive work that Native youth in Minnesota are doing to improve their communities. The gathering addressed topics including culture and language revitalization, health, education, history, self-sufficiency and sovereignty, and youth engagement and public leadership development.

The Tribal Youth Gathering was designed to empower Native American youth by helping them develop the tools necessary to be effective advocates for themselves and their communities. Participants had the opportunity to share their stories and work together with state leaders to create a brighter future for their generation and generations to come.

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