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Welcome to NIYC!

The National Indian Youth Council has a distinguished tradition of serving Native American and Indigenous communities since its beginnings in 1961 as a grassroots organization led by student activists. Building on this legacy, NIYC continues to center Indigenous worldviews and experiences. The organization is dedicated to empowering Indigenous peoples and nation-builders to exercise self-determination for the sake of economic sovereignty, cultural flourishing, political resilience and community-well-being. Today, NIYC operates a highly respected Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, which provides key career services to over 1,100 Native Americans each year. I invite you to take a look at our website as a way to not only learn about the organization's history and its current work, but to imagine the possibilities of empowered futures for Native American and Indigenous peoples in Turtle Island and beyond.

Sincerely,

Kyle Powys Whyte, Ph.D. (Potawatomi)
President, NIYC, Inc. Board of Directors

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OUR MISSION
Foster self-determination of Indigenous peoples through:
Economic Sovereignty
Cultural Flourishing
Political Resilience
Community Well-being

OUR MISSION
Foster self-determination of Indigenous peoples through:
Economic Sovereignty
Cultural Flourishing
Political Resilience
Community Well-being
 
Every Native American Life Matters!
Every Native American Life Matters!