FK1st Hosts Native Youth Policy Briefing on Capitol Hill

MEDIA ADVISORY: First Kids 1st—Every Child is Sacred Initiative Partners Host a Native Youth Policy Briefing “Native Youth Policy Briefing Shifting the Climate to Support Native Youth” on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DC | First Kids 1st—Every Child is Sacred (FK1st) will host a policy briefing on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 12:00-1:30 pm in Cannon House Office Building Room 121 with Congressional members and staff on the leading issues impacting Native children and youth.

The 90-minute briefing will feature a panel of speakers from the FK1st Founding Partners including a youth perspective from National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) former Board Member and MSW Student at Columbia University School of Social Work Teressa Baldwin (Inupiaq), National Indian Health Board (NIHB), National Indian Education Association (NIEA), and National Congress of American Indians (NCAI).

We invite members of the press to join the FK1st Initiative partners to learn about Native children and youth policy issues highlighted in our recent update to our 2018 Native Children’s Policy Agenda (NCPA). Click here, to read the full 2018 NCPA Update.

Please RSVP for the briefing by emailing

The First Kids 1st – Every Child is Sacred Initiative is a national collaborative effort and is comprised of leading Native American organizations, allies, and partners from all backgrounds, focused on changing national, tribal, and state policy to create conditions in which American Indian and Alaska Native children can thrive. We are working to cultivate and nurture strategies and policies that build and strengthen equitable and local supports for vulnerable Native children in their communities. The First Kids 1st effort is led by four founding members: the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), and the National Indian Health Board (NIHB).

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