CNAY Introduces “My Native Voice: Public Lands Conservation and Future Generations”

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.

My Native
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!

Who Can
Participate:

  • Native
    Americans 24 years old and under
  • Youth
    across Indian Country, with special focus on tribal communities in the West

Submissions:
Entries will be submitted online via: https://aspeninstitute.wufoo.com/forms/my-native-voice/

Guidelines:

  • Submissions
    should: 
  • Highlight
    the importance of preserving public lands for culture and heritage, and for
    future generations; and
  • Mention
    specific sites or locations, 
  • Photos
    or video of the public lands that are important to you are encouraged.
  • Written
    entries should be a minimum of 1 page.
  • Written
    submissions will not be heavily scrutinized for grammar and spelling, but we
    encourage proofreading before you submit.
  • Video
    entries should be a minimum of 2 minutes.
  • Creative
    poems, songs, and art work are encouraged.

Application
Deadline:
October 18, 2013

Prizes: Visa Gift
Cards!

1st
Place:              $200

2nd
place:             $150

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.

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