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Youth Spotlight – CNAY Welcomes 2016 Champions for Change to Washington, DC
On February 23, CNAY announced the fourth class Champions for Change through a public event at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. The 2016 Champions – Brayden White (St. Regis Mohawk), Christie Wildcat (Northern Arapaho Tribe), Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss (Southern Ute Indian Tribe/Southern Cheyenne/Caddo Nation), Sam Slater (Navajo Nation), and Vanessa Goodthunder (Lower Sioux Indian Community) – are working to prevent youth suicide, preserve culture and language, eliminate stereotypes of Native youth, build allies through collaborative community service, and expand opportunity for disabled Native Americans. Click hereto learn more about the 2016 Champions for Change and read about their week of recognition events in Washington, DC.
CNAY In Action – CNAY Celebrates Five Year Anniversary
In commemoration of five years of service as a resource platform and national advocate for Native youth priorities and leadership, CNAY held its anniversary reception during NCAI’s Executive Council Winter Session in Washington, DC. The event included remarks from CNAY Founder and Chairman Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.), Secretary Sally Jewell, and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), and highlighted CNAY’s impact since its launch in 2011. Click here to read more.
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