October Updates from the Center for Native American Youth

 

Newsletter October 2015
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Youth Spotlight – Champion for Change Dahkota Brown Celebrates Victory over Racist Mascots in California

On October 11, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 30 into law prohibiting public schools from using the term “Redskins” as a team name or mascot. Dahkota Brown, 2013 Champion for Change, was instrumental in the fight to end the school-sanctioned use of the racial slur and strongly advocated for the bill’s passage. Click to read more about Dahkota’s efforts.

CNAY in Action – CNAY Attends National Conferences and Facilitates Youth Roundtables

In October, CNAY traveled to Oregon and California to attend national tribal conferences and facilitate youth roundtables. In Oregon, CNAY attended the National Indian Education Association Annual Convention and hosted a youth roundtable at Chemawa Indian School, where staff learned about youth priorities from high school juniors and seniors, which included access to higher education and mental health resources. CNAY then traveled to San Diego to attend the National Congress of American Indians’ Annual Convention, where staff hosted a youth roundtable with 40 youth from across Indian Country to learn about their priorities related to health and well-being. Both trips were a success and we look forward to our upcoming trip to Wisconsin! Click here for the full story.

More CNAY News

Updates and Opportunities

2015 White House Tribal Nations Conference to Include Native Youth

U.S. Department of Education Releases Report on First-Ever School Environment Listening Tour for Native American Students

Apply By 11/15 For N7 Funding to Support Youth-Led Sports And Wellness Programs

First Alaskans Institute Highlights Alaska Native Gen-I Challenge Acceptors at Youth & Elders Conference

NAFOA Pushes for Youth Leadership in Business and Finance

NCAI Seeks to Hire Administrative Receptionist and Communications Director

Job Opening for Auditor and Summer Intern at National Indian Gaming Commission

Become A Certified Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decisions) Educator

Newsworthy

Native American Youth: Stop Treating Our Culture Like A Costume

U.S. Dept of Education Awards $3.5 Million for Investments in Native Youth Success 

Nez Perce ‘I-Vision’ to Help Youth Build Healthy Relationships 

Native American Teenagers Promote Sports to Tackle Substance Abuse 

Tragedies Bring Navajo Youth and Elders Together to Stop Suicide Epidemic 

Alaska Natives Create Award-Winning Xbox Game to Preserve and Spread Their Culture 

Momentum Created by Tribal Member Jodi Gillette’s Work at the White House 

Acoma and Ramah Navajo School Board Awarded Funds for Drug and Suicide Prevention

About CNAY
Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, CNAY is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of The Aspen Institute, CNAY is also overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of CNAY 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.
Link to The Aspen Institute
Link to CNAY.org

 

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