The Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership development program for
public high school juniors and educators. The program begins with a scholarship to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through the following
school year, when Bezos Scholar Teams return to their communities to launch sustainable, local Ideas Festivals that transform their schools and communities.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) estimates that in 2016, 22% of AI/ANs lived on reservations or other US Census-defined tribal areas while 60% of AI/ANs lived in metropolitan areas.
“We all can help to shore up the wellbeing of Indian Country by staying alert and acting to protect our Peoples, lands, and waters – just as our ancestors did.”