President Barack Obama signs the My Brother's Keeper initiative. He said: "That’s what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ is all about. Helping more of our young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works—when it works, in those critical life-changing moments."

Video: NCAI to Lead My Brother’s Keeper Native American Task Force


President Barack Obama announced July 21 that the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has committed to lead a Native American Task Force to advance the important work of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.

NCAI is proud to have the following organizations join our initial team of partners for this task force: Center for Native American Youth, Native American Boys and Girls Clubs of America, National Indian Child Welfare Association, National Indian Education Association, and UNITY Inc. This task force will coordinate and serve as the central point for sharing important work, opportunities, and resources for our youth. Included in the task force’s initial work plan, is the Native Youth Resilience Project and First Kids 1st Initiative.

Indian country has a shared responsibility to address the issues facing our children and families. NCAI urges other interested partners to join this task force to strengthen opportunities for our Native youth.

 NCAI President Brian Cladoosby released the following statement: “The National Congress of American Indians and its partners in the task force look forward to working with the White House on this important initiative. Our tribal nations’ most important resource and responsibility are our Native youth. We must work hard every day to enhance opportunities and create better lives for our younger generations and generations yet to come.”

Learn more about My Brother’s Keeper at Whitehouse.gov or watch the below video:


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What-ever happened to the public policy of helping "Americans" in general no matter the color, language, ability, orientation, etc. As much as i support special iniatives, isn't my brother just as much the non-Indian, the non-black? If so, then the WHite House Program should be called for what it is: "My Brother's Keeper - white skinned people need not apply".