Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock as she talks with U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan who founded the Center for Native American Youth, dedicated to improving the health, safety and overall well-being of Native youth through communication, policy development and advocacy.
Senator Dorgan will be joined by Erin Bailey, Director of the Center who served as the Health Policy Advisor to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Ms Bailey has received the Outstanding Congressional Staff Award from the American Diabetes Association and the National Council of Urban Indian Health honored her with its 2011 National Impact Award.
First Person Radio
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
9:00 am to 10:00 am Central
Local: 90.3 Minneapolis
106.7 St. Paul
Listen on kfai.org/firstpersonradio
US Senator Byron Dorgan had a prolific career in public service, serving at both the state and federal levels. During his time in office, Senator Dorgan was a tireless advocate for Native American issues. While serving as the Vice Chairman in the 109th Congress and Chairman in the 110th and 111th Congresses for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Senator Dorgan brought attention to the disparities existing in Indian Country. He successfully championed efforts to reauthorize and modernize the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, authored the Tribal Law and Order Act, reauthorized the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, fought for increased funding for Indian Country programs, and much more. Improving the lives of Native American youth, especially reducing the tragically high rates of youth suicide, is an issue Senator Dorgan remains deeply passionate about today.