United South and Eastern Tribes Impact Week Youth Summit

Share ideas on important issues with tribal leaders and the USET Council through this exclusive USET partnership.

American Indian students laughing and discussing in panel format on USET program Shadow

Get a first-hand look at tribal nations and the U.S. government!

During this 7-day/6-night program, students learn and explore current issues facing Native Americans, rights and responsibilities of dual citizenship, and the complex relationship between tribal nations and the federal government. While discovering Washington, DC, and meeting with tribal leaders and the USET Council, students get an authentic look at the American political system. On Close Up, students have the opportunity to:

  • Work with other USET youth to create a sovereignty statement to present to the USET Council;
  • Engage with USET delegates and tribal leaders as part of USET Impact Week;
  • Examine historical tensions between native nations and the U.S. federal government while exploring Washington’s famous monuments, memorials, and institutions; and
  • Develop and present a Tribal Action Initiative after speaking with experts about issues facing Indian Country today.

Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age. 



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