Now Available: 2017 CNAY Summer Internship Application

Here at the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) we are excited to announce that the application for our 2017 summer internship is now live! This internship is a great opportunity for those interested in participating in meaningful work in Indian Country and learning about the nonprofit world. Applicants must be interested in American Indian … Continue reading Now Available: 2017 CNAY Summer Internship Application

Champion for Change Awarded Truman Scholarship

NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH CHAMPION FOR CHANGE RORY TAYLOR RECEIVES TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP   April 12, 2017 - Washington, DC. Rory Taylor (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma), a Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) Champion for Change, has just been named a recipient of the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship award. The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive … Continue reading Champion for Change Awarded Truman Scholarship

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: CNAY Partners with Brown University to Provide Summer Program Scholarship

The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) will award a full-tuition, residential scholarship for a Native student to attend one of Brown University’s on-campus pre-college programs during summer 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island. All application materials are due to CNAY by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Friday, April 21, 2017, and CNAY will announce … Continue reading APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: CNAY Partners with Brown University to Provide Summer Program Scholarship

Spotlight: Gen-I Youth Ambassador Maka Monture

Meet Maka Monture, Gen-I Youth Ambassador Maka Monture, 23 years old, is Tlingit and Mohawk from Yakutat, Alaska, and currently resides in Anchorage. Maka has been involved with environmental issues since high school and is a recipient of various awards and keynote speaking opportunities for her efforts as an environmental activist. Maka helps manage the … Continue reading Spotlight: Gen-I Youth Ambassador Maka Monture

3/29 Gen-I NOW: OJJDP Police & Youth Engagement Project

Óki (Hello in the Blackfeet language)! This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Police & Youth Engagement Project: Supporting the Role of Law Enforcement in Juvenile Justice Reform hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The OJJDP, in partnership with the International Association … Continue reading 3/29 Gen-I NOW: OJJDP Police & Youth Engagement Project

Join us for the first ever regional Gen-I Youth Gathering in Southern California!

The Center for Native American Youth is working with the Agua Band of Cahuilla Indians  to plan the first ever Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Youth Gathering in Southern California. This is a chance for Native youth in the SoCal area to meet one another, discuss issues and priorities for your communities, and learn new ways to … Continue reading Join us for the first ever regional Gen-I Youth Gathering in Southern California!

Gen-I Live: Human Trafficking Resource Guide

Online Resources: Strong Hearts Helpline The Strong Hearts Helpline is a domestic violence helpline for Native Americans. Their website has various resources and helpful information for victims, their family, and abusive partners. The helpline offers confidential and culturally sensitive advice for indigenous people. The helpline not only offers assistance for victims and their families but … Continue reading Gen-I Live: Human Trafficking Resource Guide

Apply to be a US delegate for COP23!

SustainUS is currently launching their recruitment process for the US youth delegation to the 2017 UN Climate Negotiations, more complicatedly known as COP23, the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This conference will take place November 6-17, 2017 in Bonn, Germany. The application will be in the form … Continue reading Apply to be a US delegate for COP23!

Gen-I is Going Live!

In 2014, President Obama launched Generation Indigenous—an all-hands initiative by government, businesses, and other sectors to do everything they can to strengthen resources and support for Native American youth. Since then, Native youth across the country have taken the President’s call to action and turned Gen-I into a movement. And now, Gen-I is going live! … Continue reading Gen-I is Going Live!

CNAY Staff Attends 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 25, 2017. Washington, DC. -- The annual National Technology Conference convenes over 2,000 nonprofit professionals from across the country to share best practices for using technology to advance the mission of their respective organizations. The conference is hosted by the Nonprofit Technology Network, a membership organization that offers courses, certifications, and other resources to help … Continue reading CNAY Staff Attends 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference