Young people have ideas, energy and passion. But that passion can turn into frustration when they think no one is listening to them. The Obama administration launched Generation Indigenous to help young people succeed. The UNITY group also promotes positive pathways for Native American youth. In cultures that place a high degree of respect on elders, young people must work to be taken seriously. Are there ways to keep them from getting discouraged?
Keioshiah Peter (Diné) – grassroots organizer for the Rez Condom Tour
Layha Spoonhunter (Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho) – Generation Indigenous youth ambassador
Teressa Baldwin (Inupiaq) – Native youth advocate
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