Sept. 26 2013 NOW Email: Native Youth & Public Lands

This Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares
information about National Public Lands Day!

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s
largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NPLD began in 1994
with three sites and 700 volunteers. Typically NPLD is held on the last
Saturday in September. In 2012, about 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,206
sites in every state, making it the largest NPLD in the history of the event.

This year, National Public Lands Day will be
celebrating its 20th
anniversary on 
Saturday, September 28. Youth and volunteers of
all ages are encouraged to “Dig In” and spruce up our nation’s
public lands. To find a location to volunteer and learn more go to

Win prizes

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is
helping to raise awareness of public lands too! CNAY is giving Native youth a
chance to talk about why public land conservation is important to them and
their heritage.”My Native Voice: Public Land Conservation and Future
Generations” contest gives Native youth a chance to talk about public
lands and win prizes of up to $200!

Deadline for contest submissions: October 18, 2013

more information about the contest please visit our CNAY blog:

encourage you to visit our website ( for
a comprehensive list of available resources (scholarships, fellowships,
summer programs, grant opportunities, etc.).
you for your continued support and interest in the Center for Native American

Don’t see what you’re looking for?
Email us back and let us know what types of Native youth opportunities you
are looking for and we can be sure to include them in upcoming emails. We
invite you to share your feedback.


Center for
Native American Youth

About the Center
Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the
Center is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in
Washington, DC. While a part of The Aspen Institute, the Center is also
overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of the Center is to bring greater
national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster
solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention.
How you can help.

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