Register for the Indigenous Women’s Justice Institute’s Workshop – “Intersections Between Substance Use & Domestic Violence”

Registration is open for the Indigenous Women's Justice Institute and Brenda Hill Consulting for a workshop in Rapid City, SD from March 14-15: IT'S COMPLICATED: Intersections Between Substance Use & Domestic Violence  About the workshop: Many Native people, young and old, have survived a lifetime of violence that has profoundly impacted their lives in many … Continue reading Register for the Indigenous Women’s Justice Institute’s Workshop – “Intersections Between Substance Use & Domestic Violence”

The Heart of ICWA: A Personal Stories Stories Video Project

Recognizing the need for Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) public education materials that can be distributed widely and throughout social media channels, the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) partnered with award-winning Producer/Director Karen Odyniec and Producer Milo Daemgen to produce four short-form digital stories that are both informative and emotionally resonant. The multi-part digital … Continue reading The Heart of ICWA: A Personal Stories Stories Video Project

CNAY Supports Efforts to Rebrand Washington Football

Rebrand Washington Football is a grassroots advocacy organization that petitions Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington DC professional football team, to change the team's name. RWF was created by DC football fans who say they do not want to be ashamed of the team's name anymore. RWF founders Josh Silver, Ian Washburn, and Sheila Miles often station … Continue reading CNAY Supports Efforts to Rebrand Washington Football

Congressional Briefing with the Prevent Child Abuse America and Filmmakers of RESILIENCE

On September 21, Center for Native American Youth staff attended a Congressional Briefing hosted by Prevent Child Abuse America and KPJR Films, makers of the film Resilience. The briefing included an expert panel who discussed the science, solutions, and national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat toxic stress, and improve the health of young people across the … Continue reading Congressional Briefing with the Prevent Child Abuse America and Filmmakers of RESILIENCE

Champion for Change Prepares Community to Address Youth Suicide

On June 29-30th, Champion for Change Brayden White attended a safeTALK suicide prevention training in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Brayden is working toward being able to train others on the Akwesasne Nation to recognize and respond to signs of depression and suicidality. In January 2012, Brayden lost a close childhood friend to suicide. “From that point … Continue reading Champion for Change Prepares Community to Address Youth Suicide

CNAY Talks Gen-I, Two Spirit Youth at Native Americans in Philanthropy Conference

Native Americans in Philanthropy held its annual Philanthropy Institute May 25-27 in San Diego, California. CNAY's Erik Stegman attended the convening to participate in conversations aimed at providing the necessary political and cultural context to inform philanthropists interested in or currently working with Native peoples. On May 25, Erik spoke at an opening plenary session that discussed … Continue reading CNAY Talks Gen-I, Two Spirit Youth at Native Americans in Philanthropy Conference