Newsletter August 2015

Youth Spotlight

As part of the National Native Youth Network, a component of Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), CNAY created the Gen-I Youth Ambassador Program. Since its launch, over 200 young people have signed up for the program, including Celeste, Oglala Lakota, and Jason, Tohono O’odham. To learn more about these amazing young Native leaders and the Ambassador program, click here!

CNAY in Action

CNAY staff and Native youth from our Champions for Change program traveled to Washington State twice in August to visit tribal communities and meet with Native youth from several tribes and urban Indian programs. The visits allowed us to learn from youth about priorities, including: access to dental care; suicide prevention; cultural activities; stronger enforcement of the Indian Child Welfare Act; and culturally-appropriate academic curriculum. Learn more here!

More CNAY News


The Nike N7 Fund has partnered with CNAY to extend grant opportunities up to $10,000 to Native youth leaders who are promoting health and wellness through sport and physical activity. Find out more here and apply today!

We R Native is offering Community Service Mini Grants of up to $475. Learn more here!

In partnership with CNAY, Philanthropy Northwest introduced Local Matters: Alaska + Indigenous Communities “Philanthropy Is… Indigenous Ways of Knowing.” 

The National American Indian Housing Council in Washington, DC is hiring a Program Assistant. Click here to learn more and apply.

The National Indian Education Association and the National Congress of American Indians will host their annual conferences in October.

The US Department of Health and Human Services announces new funding to preserve Native languages and strengthen early childhood development and tribal courts. Learn more.


September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month!

Native American Youths Transform Tribal Community by Reconnecting with Cultural Roots — A Strength- and Passion-based Education Approach

Study Shows Native American Youth Want to Connect with Reservations

Recent Graduates Win Davis Projects for Peace Grant to Empower Native American Youth

Opportunities for Native Youth Available through APHIS’ Safeguarding Natural Heritage Program

Do American Indian Students Perform Better When They Have American Indian Teachers?

Native Youth Film Camp



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