CNAY’s September Newsletter

Youth Spotlight – Champions for Change

CNAY’s Champions for Change had a very busy summer traveling all over the country – including a stop in Washington, DC for the White House Tribal Youth Gathering – and are continuing to make a positive impact in their communities! The Champions inspired other Native youth during community visits, national conferences and through the media. We’re proud of all of our Champions and continue to seek ways to develop their leadership skills and elevate their voices! Read more summer highlights here and apply today for our 2016 class of Champions.

CNAY in Action – Montana Trip

CNAY and Nike N7 staff traveled to Montana in September to visit tribal communities and meet with Native youth from several tribes. On each reservation, CNAY staff hosted listening sessions with small groups of youth, which allowed us to learn about diverse priorities, including: access to health care and health facilities; financial assistance for higher education; Indian child welfare; anti-bullying efforts; improved access to dental care; healthy activities and food; and drug and alcohol abuse prevention. CNAY staff also shared resources, including information about Generation Indigenous and Nike N7’s grant to support healthy activities. Read more here!

More CNAY News

Updates and Opportunities

The National Congress of American Indians, National Indian Child Welfare Association, National Indian Health Board and National Indian Education Association partnered to develop theNative Children’s Policy Agenda: Putting First Kids 1st.

Job Opening: Communications Manager/Associate Director with the Native American Contractors Association. Read the descriptionhere.

The National Indian Education Association and College Horizonshave partnered to host a free event focused on bringing higher education and post-secondary opportunities directly to Native youth. Learn morehere.

Native Americans in Philanthropy bring on new Executive Director.

CNAY will attend the National Indian Education Association and theNational Congress of American Indians annual conferences in October.

White House Honors Two Native Women as part of Champions of Change Initiative.


Native students find voice at national youth summit

Fond du Lac Tribal & community college gets $1M Grant

Tribe ceases relationship with Washington NFL team

Proposed bill would extend child nutrition programs to Indian tribes

Pair of young people honored by Bering Straits Native Corporation

Back to School Laptop Drive aims to increase foster youth success

Preventing Native youth suicide: #WeNeedYouHere Campaign spreads love and help

Making music with a message: Red Lake hip-hop artist Thomas X mixes rap and culture


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