Throwback Thursday: TEDNA Founders at the White House, 2004

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  1. Vickie Vasquez, Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of Indian Education in 2004 who awarded NARF a grant to start TEDNA.
  2. Quinton Roman Nose, Marilyn Cuch (In 2004, President George W. Bush acknowledged Mrs. Cuch’s work in preparing American Indian/Alaska Native teachers at Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas.) ,  Joyce Silverthorne, Jerome Jainga (except for Marilyn, all three are the founding members of TEDNA) at 2004 signing of Executive Order on Indian Education.
  3. TEDNA was invited to White House to Executive Order signing by President Bush.  Pic is President signing Executive Order.

Webinar: What Native Youth Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act

Representatives from the White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) and the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) are inviting youth to join a webinar/call to learn about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on Native youth. Webinar details, instructions to join, and the agenda are provided below:

Webinar Details 
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
Webinar Link: http://www.cmsitutrainings.net/Account/Create?ReturnUrl=%2F
Call-In Number: (855) 897-8197

AGENDA
1. Welcome and Opening

  • Raina Thiele, Associate Director, White House Intergovernmental Affairs 
  • Jared Massey, Program Support Assistant, UNITY, Inc. 
  1. Affordable Care Act and Native Youth
  • April Hale and Dawn Coley, National Indian Health Board
  1. ACA and Youth Led Outreach
  • Aaron Payment, Chairman, Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and At Large Member HHS Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee
  • Raina Thiele, Associate Director, White House Intergovernmental Affairs
  1. Question and Answer Session

    5. Closing and Recap
  • Stacey Ecoffey, Principal Advisor for Tribal Affairs, HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Issues

For more information visit the Center for Native American Youth website, www.cnay.org or email cnayinfo@aspeninstitute.org

ICT – Top Ten Tribal Desires at 2013 White House Tribal Nations Conference

Here. We are glad to see number 4:

4) Support Indian education. Tribal leaders talked a lot about this issue behind closed doors with administrations officials. They noted that when initially campaigning for president in 2008, President Obama himself promised to make Indian education a priority. Instead, attention has been haphazard, Native student progress has declined, and tribal colleges have received less support than they did under past presidential administrations. Indian youth and families are suffering because of it, said tribal leaders. Bryan Brewer, president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was key in raising this concern, addressing a White House panel about the need for the administration to actively protect tribal college budgets. He also noted the importance and value of tribal colleges and education in fighting poverty.

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/11/15/top-10-tribal-desires-2013-white-house-tribal-nations-conference-152267