Other IASA Partnering Agencies and Organizations

The Center for Native American Youth: The Center for Native American Youth has developed an ever-growing comprehensive online Resource Center click here to read our Exit Disclaimer that includes key resources and information about issues and initiatives related to young people in Indian Country. This Resource Center includes information for:

  • Native Youth on Scholarships, internships, youth camps, conferences and commissions;
  • Tribes, Urban Indians and Indian Country on grants, federal programs and resources aimed at serving Native youth;
  • Everyone on accurate and actionable information including research, articles, statistics and more.

As a matter of background, the Center for Native American Youth is a policy program within the Aspen Institute. The Center is dedicated to improving the health, safety and overall well-being of Native American Youth through communication, policy development and advocacy. Please visit the Center’s website for resources and more information: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/native-american-youth/Resources click here to read our Exit Disclaimer

Contact Information:
Josie Raphaelito, MPH (Navajo)
Program Coordinator
The Center for Native American Youth
One Dupont Circle
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
Office: (202) 736-2905
Fax: (202) 293-0525
E-mail: Josie.raphaelito@aspeninstitute.org

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy advises the President on drug-control issues, coordinates drug-control activities and related funding across the Federal government, and produces the annual National Drug Control Strategy, which outlines Administration efforts to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences. ONDCP recognizes that drug use and crime exact a heavy toll among Native Americans and Alaskan Natives in the United States. ONDCP is developing programs and policies tailored to Indian Country and designed to assist Tribal authorities using a balanced strategy of prevention, treatment, recovery support, and law enforcement.

  • Preventing Drug Use among Native American Youth: ONDCP has a number of ongoing programs and initiatives that provide support and resources for the health and safety of Native American communities, including the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.
  • Partnering with Indian Country Law Enforcement: ONDCP's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program connects Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies with Indian Country law enforcement to identify, disrupt, and dismantle drug trafficking organizations. HIDTA provides training to these law enforcement agencies on a host of drug-related issues, including methamphetamine production, interdiction, and information sharing with other law enforcement partners.
  • Reducing Drug Use and its Consequences through Signature Initiatives: In addition to these efforts, ONDCP has identified three key policy priorities, including addressing the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, reducing drugged driving on the Nation's roads, and improving comprehensive prevention strategies at the community level. These issues are critical areas of focus in reducing drug use and its consequences in the U.S., and are all relevant to Native American and Alaskan Native communities nationwide.

For more information about ONDCP's mission and these initiatives, please visit www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp.


Last updated: 10/14/2011