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On July 9, 2015, the White House  hosted more than 1,000 youth for its first-ever tribal youth gathering. Cosponsored by UNITY, the event builds on President Obama's Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative, which aims to improve the lives of tribal youth through new investments and increased engagement. First Lady Michelle Obama, who was introduced by 15-year-old Hamilton Seymour of the Nooksack Indian Tribe, delivered
the keynote address.

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