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National American Indian Heritage Month - Events and Tweets


Celebrating Native American Voices: Native Youth – Our Future, Our Inspiration
November 19, 2012, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Aspen Institute Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Abstract: This event will feature inspirational stories of the youngest First Americans and feature a dialogue about the importance of portraying Native children in a positive light and sharing positive stories in Indian Country. The Center's founder, former Senator Byron Dorgan will announce the creation of a new and exciting national program a White House spin-off - called "Champions for Change" created to identify and encourage young Native Americans who are making positive change in Indian country and urban communities.
Contact: (202)736-5800
Sponsor: Senator Byron Dorgan and the Center for Native American Youth
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Ninth Annual American Indian Symposium
"Improving American Indian Wellness in the 21st Century"

November 7, 2012, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kauffman Conference Center
Kansas City, MO
Abstract: This annual event will provide an opportunity for attendees to share strategies, models and tools with individuals and organizations that provide services to urban American Indians, such as health, mental health, education, and legal services within the Greater Kansas City area. The purpose of the Symposium is to create effective partnerships to deliver culturally sensitive care for American Indians in the urban community setting and to broaden access to the resources needed to create programs benefiting all American Indian populations.
Contact: Jan Wrolstad - Mid-America ATTC at (816) 235-5056 or
Sponsor: American Indian Council
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Sample Tweets for National Native American Heritage Month

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AI/AN have 1.6 times the infant mortality rate of whites. Support the youngest #navoices. Get data & stats at

American Indians/Alaska Natives have a 30% higher rate of #AIDS & #HIV infection as the white pop. #navoices

American Indian/Alaska Native men have a 50% higher #AIDS rate than white men. #navoices Get data & stats at

In 2010, AI/AN women were 3X more likely to be diagnosed w/ #HIV, compared to white females. Support #navoices

Native babies r 2.5 times as likely as white babies to hv moms who began prenatal care in the 3rd trimester if at all.

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