United South and Eastern Tribes Impact Week Youth Summit

Share ideas on important issues with tribal leaders and the USET Council through this exclusive USET partnership.

American Indian students laughing and discussing in panel format on USET program Shadow

Get a first-hand look at tribal nations and the U.S. government!

During this 7-day/6-night program, students learn and explore current issues facing Native Americans, rights and responsibilities of dual citizenship, and the complex relationship between tribal nations and the federal government. While discovering Washington, DC, and meeting with tribal leaders and the USET Council, students get an authentic look at the American political system. On Close Up, students have the opportunity to:

  • Work with other USET youth to create a sovereignty statement to present to the USET Council;
  • Engage with USET delegates and tribal leaders as part of USET Impact Week;
  • Examine historical tensions between native nations and the U.S. federal government while exploring Washington’s famous monuments, memorials, and institutions; and
  • Develop and present a Tribal Action Initiative after speaking with experts about issues facing Indian Country today.

Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age. 



Washington, DC

Six-Day Program

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Washington, DC

Four-Day Program

Explore the nation’s capital during this fast-paced 4-day adventure! Learn More >


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Washington, DC & New York City

Examine the relationship between business and government with visits to two of America’s most important cities! Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Better understand the evolution of American democracy with visits to our nation’s most historic cities. Learn More >

New Americans Program

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Create Your Own Program

Partner with us to design a one-of-a-kind DC experience for your school! Learn More >

American Indian Focus Programs

Consider the issues facing Indian Country through one of three exclusive programs offered in the nation’s capital. Learn More >

Virtual Programs

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