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Generation Indigenous Lifecourse Dinner- Del Norte

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Elk Valley Rancheria

2332 Howland Hill Road

Crescent City, CA 95531

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Join Native Americans in Philanthropy, The California Endowment and the Del Norte Unified School District for Generation Indigenous- dinner and presentation. Meet Sarah Eagle Heart, Native Americans in Philanthropy's Executive Director. Dr. Michael Yellowbird will present the newly released "Indigenous Lifecourse Framework", research of the protective factors improving the health and well-being of Indigenous youth. http://nativephilanthropy.org/programs/

Hear directly from local Native youth, leaders and organizers in a lightening round of short stories, to learn about how the Indigenous Lifecourse framework translates into everyday practice of youth and community working to improve the policies, services and systems impacting the health and well-being of this community.

Building Healthy Communities Initative Background

In the far northwest corner of California, Del Norte County is home to redwood forests, pristine coastline and 4 federally recognized tribes. One of The California Endowment’s (TCE) 14 Building Healthy communities sites, come visit a place based initiative just over the half way mark with the goal of creating health equity. What can building youth and people power look like in rural and Tribal contexts?

In a community with limited access to resources, grappling with educational inequities across race and socio-economics, there is a story of hope and power building as youth and families come together to build meaningful relationships and create systems change. Through the work of Generation Indigenous (#GenIndigenous), together we can elevate key issues and address the pressing needs of Native youth with culturally comprehensive approaches.

Generation Indigenous Initiative Background


#GenIndigenous seeks to improve the lives of Native youth by promoting a national dialogue, policies, and programs to mobilize and cultivate the next generation of Native leaders.

Native people have endured a long history of racism and colonialism which has led to multi-generational, community historical trauma. Despite the diversity in language, location, and economic distinctions, there is structural and systematic discrimination that affect all Native communities. Annual grant funding has remained below 0.5%, yet Native Americans are 1.7% (5.4 million) of the total US population.

Recent statistics show that 81% of Native men and 84% of Native women experience violence in their lifetime. Suicide is the second highest cause of death of Native youth between the ages 15 and 24 — who make up over 40% of the total Native population — and at a rate that is 2.5 times the national average. Native youth are placed in the criminal justice system at a rate up to 5 times that of whites, receive disproportionately harsh treatment, and are more likely to be killed by police than any other racial group. Additionally, Native Americans are often categorized in data and reports as “statically insignificant” or “other,” erasing their existence and unique circumstances; as a result, services and policies inherently leave Native people behind in social and economic advancement.



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