August 5, 2015 Gen-I NOW: CNAY Health Innovation & Technology Contest

Aquai! (Hello from the Lenape Nation)

This NOW message contains information about the Health Innovation & Technology Contest from the Center for Native American Youth.

The Health Innovation & Technology Contest invites Native Youth ages 24 and under to share their perspectives in a 500 word essay or a 2-4 minute video addressing: 1.) Health priorities facing their community and 2.) Ideas for how technology can play a role in improving health and wellness.

Perspectives and ideas about health and wellness in Indian Country are just as diverse as tribal nations — we want to hear from you! Submit your perspectives and ideas by answering the questions provided here. Submissions will be entered into a raffle to win a Nike N7 Bag and swag from the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY)!

Contest Details:

Health Innovation & Technology Contest
500 Word Essay and/or a 2-4 minute Video
Deadline: September 2, 2015


Prizes: CNAY will raffle N7 and CNAY Swag to three youth for submitting their stories online

Purpose: In partnership with The Aetna Foundation, the Center for Native American Youth, seeks to better understand health and wellness priorities from Native youth perspectives; as well as identify ideas and recommendations for using technology to help improve health in Indian Country. The contest will contribute to CNAY’s larger discussion on health equity and priorities raised by Native youth.

Contest Deadline: September 2, 2015 

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

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. You can also sign up for CNAY’s newsletter here.

Center for Native American Youth


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