On July 15, Gen-I Ambassadors Isabella Zizi and Quinn Buchwald joined Native America Calling to discuss the effects of climate change on tribal communities and the role of Native youth in combating this rapidly growing problem. Isabella and Quinn were recommended for the show because of their leadership in educating others about the ways in which climate change has harmed ecosystems and food security in Native communities.
Near the end of this particular episode, listeners joined in the conversation to share their own experiences and knowledge related to the issue of climate change. Native America Calling reaches nearly 70 public, community and tribal radio stations in both the United States and in Canada. Click here to listen to a recording of the show.
The Center for Native American Youth maintains the Generation Indigenous National Native Youth Network, an association of Native youth leading positive community service efforts in their communities. As active members of the Gen-I Network, Ambassadors are considered community experts, and are eligible for speaking engagements like the July 15 Native America Calling show.
To join the Gen-I Network, Native youth must first take the Gen-I Challenge to do something positive in their community, and share with CNAY a photo or video depicting those positive youth-led efforts. Then, youth sign up to be Gen-I Ambassadors, which means that they share information, resources and opportunities from the Network with youth in their home communities. It’s that simple!
If you’re thinking about becoming a Gen-I Ambassador but have questions about the process and responsibilities, contact CNAY at (202) 736-3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.