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Native Americans in Philanthropy CEO Sarah Eagle Heart spoke at The White House My Brother’s Keeper Summit

Native Americans in Philanthropy is pleased to announce the formal partnership with the White House’s Generation Indigenous Initiative and My Brother’s Keeper Initiative at the My Brother’s Keeper Summit today with CEO, Sarah Eagle Heart, speaking at the MBK Summit on the “MBK Communities: Infrastructure and Impact” panel.

In 2014, President Obama launched the Generation Indigenous Initiative to focus on helping to improve the lives of Native American youth and ensuring they have the opportunities and resources available to exceed. Over the past year, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) has integrated the Generation Indigenous Initiative into the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiatives to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. The MBK National Summit will highlight the progress, impact and future of MBK as well as the many local and national efforts towards reform efforts in their communities.

NAP will integrate the goals of the MBK Initiative into its continued Generation Indigenous work and will be involved with the MBK Alliance as an advocate for Native youth support and investment. New NAP commitments in support of Generation Indigenous and MBK include training for tribal communities, rural and urban through online Communities of Practice and on the ground at regional convenings; technical assistance for rural tribal communities; scale community interventions and effective preventions that positively impact Native youth; and increase philanthropic investments to Native American-led, youth serving organizations.

About the MBK National Summit
The final MBK National Summit will celebrate the progress, impact and future of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative as well as the many local and national efforts to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and ensure all youth can reach their full potential. Summit participants will include leaders from cities, towns, counties and tribal nations that are meeting and exceeding MBK Community Challenge goals, as well as federal, state and local policy makers and leaders from companies, foundations and nonprofit organizations that are invested in the long-term success of MBK.

 

About Generation Indigenous
President Obama launched the Generation Indigenous Initiative at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference to focus on improving the lives of Native youth by removing the barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed. Through new investments and increased engagement, this initiative takes a comprehensive, culturally appropriate approach to ensure all young Native people can reach their full potential.

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