Save the Date: 2019 State of Native Youth Report

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Center for Native American Youth will release its 2019 State of Native Youth Report with a youth panel event at The Aspen Institute on November 20, 2019 from 12:00-1:30 PM. Featured speakers will include Native youth leaders who will share their insights about the policy and issues that impact them as well as work being done to address these needs. The theme of this year’s report is Native Youth Count— highlighting the importance of Native youth civic engagement and belonging. 

This event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to RSVP early and share this message with colleagues and those who may be interested in your networks.

*Lunch will be provided. 

Meet the Speakers & Panelists 

  • Opening Remarks by former Senator Byron Dorgan, North Dakota, and Founder of CNAY; 
  • Keynote remarks by Congresswoman Deb Haaland (invited), NM-01;   
  • Mikah CarlosSalt River Pima-Maricopa, Onk Akimel O’Odham, Tohono O’Odham and Piipaash, CNAY Youth Advisory Board Member; 
  • Austin Weakhee, Cochiti, Zuni and Navajo, 2018 Movement Builder Fellow & Generation Indigenous Ambassador;  
  • Jarrette WerkA’aniih and Nakoda, 2018 Movement Builder Fellow & Generation Indigenous Ambassador; and 
  • Elizabeth Morgan, Kiowa and Apache, Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Creative Native Call for Art & Generation Indigenous Ambassador. 

For questions about the event, contact Shantel Assata at or (202) 736-2908.