Join in as UNITY youth leaders, including UNITY Peer Guide, former 25 Under 25 Awardee and former Earth Ambassador Rory Wheeler, and current 25 Under 25 Awardees Anthony Tamez-Pochel and Owen Oliver as they discuss Native youth recommendations for the new Administration to respect for Tribal sovereignty and self-governance. Tune in to listen to Native Youth as they discuss their incredible advocacy work as well as their hopes for the future of our homelands! Watch to learn about how CNAY’s Youth Advisory Board created a Generation Indigenous Subcommittee with the purpose to create a set of strategic policy recommendations for the Biden-Harris Administration.
UNITY’s shares CNAY’s passion for youth involvement in advocacy, with a shared mission mission to improve the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American youth. One of UNITY’s first Native youth programs, created in the late 80s, is the National UNITY Council, which teaches Native youth how to engage in representative governing and policy making through annual Resolutions supported by UNITY’s Board of Trustees. Two youth from each Youth council in the National UNITY network offer suggestions and recommendations to shape the future of UNITY Inc. Watch below and learn how these youth are taking advocacy to the next level in their own communities.
CNAY’s Youth Advisory Board created a Generation Indigenous Subcommittee with the purpose to create a set of strategic policy recommendations for the Biden-Harris Administration. In addition to several agency-specific recommendations, Native Youth has prioritized the following recommendations:
1. Recommit to Initiatives like Generation Indigenous (Gen – I) and My Brother’s Keeper
2. Commit Resources to Generation Indigenous
3. Improve Access & Availability of Data to Indian Country
4. Appoint Tribal liaisons at each Federal Agency
5. Address Climate Change in Partnership with Native Youth
You can find the full list of all the Native youth policy recommendations and priorities here.
2021 presents new hope for progress.