United South and Eastern Tribes Impact Week Youth Summit

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

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

Get a close-up look at tribal nations and the U.S. government! 

During this seven-day/six-night program, students explore current issues facing Native Americans, the 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 inside look at the American political system.  

With 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 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. 

Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participant under 18 years of age. Learn how we keep all students safe, secure, and supervised on every program.



Washington, DC

Six-Day Program

Learn about American democracy first-hand during this in-depth exploration of the nation’s capital. Learn More >

Washington, DC

Four-Day Program

Explore the capital city in a fast-paced, four-day adventure! Learn More >

Premier Election Series & Inauguration

Experience the excitement of the next presidential election and inauguration up close in Washington, DC! Learn More >

Washington, DC & New York City

Examine the relationship between business and government while visiting two of America’s most important cities. Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Study the evolution of American democracy by stepping back in time in two historical cities. Learn More >

New Americans Program

Discover our nation’s diverse heritage in a DC program geared toward immigrant and migrant students. Learn More >

American Indian Focus Programs

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

Create Your Own Program

Partner with Close Up to design a customized experience for your school! Learn More >

Community Impact & Civic Leadership Symposium

How can you create positive change in your school and local community? Learn More >

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