Our Guiding Values & Goals

Our guiding values are to:

  1. Honor our cultures and traditions in all that we do;
  2. Invest in Native youth to ensure a future for all tribal nations;
  3. Ensure Native youth have a voice and are heard;
  4. Be passionate about Native youth and do the best for them; and
  5. Be consistent and strive to follow through to completion.

Our goals are to:

  1. Increase understanding of existing policies and research about Native youth;
  2. Create culturally relevant research and data on the status of Native youth, including information provided about youth by youth;
  3. Commit to a multi-tribal shared vision of what Native communities must do to ensure Native youth thrive in their families, schools, and communities; and
  4. Set an expectation of all governments and agencies to support these goals and outcomes.