It has almost been one year since the Native
American community pulled together to make a difference and protect one of their sacred sites. As a result of that effort, President Obama designated Chimney Rock in southwest Colorado as
a national monument in September 2012, honoring a place rich in beauty,
history, and Native American culture. The Center for Native American Youth
(CNAY) is providing Native American youth a chance to use their voices to
advocate for the protection of more sacred and historical sites for the
generations to come.
Voice: Public Lands Conservation and Future Generations
CNAY is empowering Native youth in a new campaign: “My Native
Voice: Public Lands Conservation and Future Generations.” This campaign gives Native
American youth a chance to share stories about why conserving public lands, which are often home to sacred sites, is important to them and their culture. CNAY invites Native
youth to submit their stories in video, written, or some other art form, with
the top three submissions receiving prizes!
Americans 24 years old and under
across Indian Country, with special focus on tribal communities in the West
Entries will be submitted online via: https://aspeninstitute.wufoo.com/forms/my-native-voice/
the importance of preserving public lands for culture and heritage, and for
future generations; and
specific sites or locations,
or video of the public lands that are important to you are encouraged.
entries should be a minimum of 1 page.
submissions will not be heavily scrutinized for grammar and spelling, but we
encourage proofreading before you submit.
entries should be a minimum of 2 minutes.
poems, songs, and art work are encouraged.
Deadline: October 18, 2013
Prizes: Visa Gift
3rd Place: $100
***Special prize for those that submit early! The first youth
submitting a story about why public lands and conservation are important to
them will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card. The submission must meet guidelines.