August Updates from the Center for Native American Youth


Youth Spotlight: CNAY Scholar Maria Walker Spends Summer at Columbia University

Maria Walker, a rising high school senior from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, earned a full scholarship from CNAY to attend Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students. While at Columbia, Maria studied business, finance, and economics while making friends and great connections that are sure to help her achieve her career and academic goals. Click here to read about Maria’s experience!

CNAY in Action: CNAY Conducts Gen-I Native Youth Roundtable in Salt Lake City

CNAY teamed up with the National Education Association (NEA) to elevate Native youth priorities at the annual Governor’s Native American Summit in Salt Lake City, UT. While in Utah, we also co-hosted a Gen-I roundtable discussion with NEA and Native youth to learn about the issues young people care most about, explore their perspectives on school climate as Native students, and hear about positive efforts they’re leading to address challenges in their own communities. Click here for the full story.

More CNAY News

Updates & Opportunities

2017 Champions for Change Applications Due Nov 15

NB3 Fit Day is Nov 13. Accept the Challenge Today!

Department of Education Awards $300k to Wounded Knee District School Following Multiple Student Suicides

National Native Youth Summit in DC – Apply by Sept 2

Today’s Native Leader’s Training – Apply by Sept 12

Take the Gen-I Survey. Win N7 Gear. Deadline Sept 12

Nominate an Everyday Young Hero to Receive a Cash Prize

National American Indian Housing Council Seeks Program Assistant


North Dakota Oil Pipeline Battle: Who’s Fighting and Why

Tanka Bars Face Stiff Corporate Competition

Native American Games Training Comes to South Dakota

Native Americans Could Make History in the US Election

New Native Youth Drug Treatment Facility in Sage is a Big Deal

Crow Fair Youth Pow-wow Puts Crow Youth in Spotlight

DHSS to Close Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility

Red Cliff Youth Tackling Suicide, Substance Abuse in Film Project

CNAY’s Erik Stegman: The Power of Youth Engagement



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