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Consultation sessions announced for Indian Youth Service Corps Program


October 29, 2021

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland meets with youth during a visit to the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge in California on September 28, 2021. Photo: U.S. Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior will be consulting tribal nations, Alaska Native corporations and Native Hawaiian organizations as it moves forward with the Indian Youth Service Corps Program (IYSC).

The IYSC was established by an act of Congress in 2019. It will provide education, employment, and training opportunities to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian youth through conservation projects on public lands, Indian lands and Hawaiian homelands.

"The Indian Youth Service Corps Program has the potential to transform the lives of Indigenous youth all across our country," said Secretary Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna who is the first Native person to lead Interior, the federal agency with the most trust and treaty responsibilities in Indian Country.


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