 As tribal chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno
Indians, Mark Macarro represents his people in the
National Congress ...
 The Office of the Press Secretary has confirmed that
the theme had its origin in President Obama's visit to
the Standing...
 Similarly, the Native Youth Community Projects
will aim to encourage tribe-school
collaboration.
The White House and Cab...
President Obama Vows to Support Native Youth
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President Obama Vows to Support Native Youth

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1.  As tribal chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, Mark Macarro represents his people in the National Congress of American Indians. Ranked number 39 on the Top 100 Political Movers and Shakers in California list, Mark Macarro continues to advocate for the Pechanga Band and promote its self-sufficiency into the future. In 2014, President Obama and key government leaders met with authorities from Native tribes across the United States for the sixth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. This year, the Conference focused on the needs of Native youth.
  • 2.  The Office of the Press Secretary has confirmed that the theme had its origin in President Obama's visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation six months prior to the start of the conference. During his visit, President Obama had an extended conversation with Sioux youth about the challenges that they face. This experience prompted the president to set forth a series of commitments to support Native youth and create new opportunities to encourage their success. These include the creation of the Generation Indigenous (Gen I) initiative, a nationwide program targeted at removing obstacles to Native youth success.
  • 3.  Similarly, the Native Youth Community Projects will aim to encourage tribe-school collaboration. The White House and Cabinet will continue to reach out to Native youth through the Cabinet Native Youth Listening Tour. This will feature visits from Cabinet Secretaries to Native communities nationwide. Additionally, the inaugural White House Tribal Youth Gathering in 2015 will strive to unify communications with and among Native youth while bringing their concerns to a wider audience.

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