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Deadline extended for White House Tribal Youth Gathering

YouTube: President Obama Addresses the 2015 Gathering Of Nations Powwow

Native youth have until Friday to submit applications to join the White House Tribal Youth Gathering this summer after the deadline was extended.

President Barack Obama invited youth to the July 9 event in a video message that was delivered to the 32rd annual Gathering of Nations powwow in New Mexico last month. He urged participants to join Generation Indigenous and engage their communities through the Youth Challenge.

"We want young leaders to share their stories with our country and to have opportunities to turn their talent and passion into strong leadership for the future of tribal nations and of America," Obama said his message.

The White House hopes to bring 800 Native youth, ages 14-24, to Washington, D.C., for the gathering, whose theme is "Two Worlds, One Future: Defining Our Own Success." The event will be held at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel.

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