March 21, 2017, Washington, DC -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians recently contributed $25,000 to the Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) in support of CNAY’s mission to increase opportunity and decrease barriers to success for young Native Americans. Robbie McGhee, Vice Chair of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, … Continue reading Poarch Band of Creek Indians Contributes $25K to Center for Native American Youth
March 17, 2017. Washington DC. -- The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) is partnering with the Arcus Foundation on a new one-year project to better understand the current landscape of Native LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit youth perspectives, needs, strengths, and resources. To support the development of this initiative, CNAY organized a … Continue reading CNAY ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECT TO SUPPORT NATIVE LGBTQ+ AND TWO-SPIRIT YOUTH
During the first week of December, CNAY's Erik Stegman traveled to Palm Springs to represent the Center for Native American Youth at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) Tribal Youth Conference and the Office for Victims of Crime's annual Indian Nations Conference. At both events, Erik presented CNAY's findings from youth roundtables, the … Continue reading CNAY Connects with Tribal Leaders, Programs, and Native Youth in California
Click here to view this newsletter in its original form. Youth Spotlight: Native Youth Send a Message to the Next President As part of the 2016 White House Tribal Youth Gathering, Native Youth Delegates took turns sharing their top priorities for the next White House Administration in a facilitated advocacy exercise. The Generation Indigenous Native Youth … Continue reading CNAY’s Monthly Newsletter: November 2016
One December 1, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) will host a panel event featuring Native American youth, policy leaders, and program leaders discussing the role of Native American cultures in fostering Native youth resiliency. The event will center on the release of CNAY’s end-of-year report, which highlights data gathered from roundtable discussions with … Continue reading Join CNAY on Dec. 1 for Report Release Event in Washington, DC.
Howa! – (Hello in the Osage Language) Ho-wah This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about a Native Education Twitter Chat taking place this Wednesday! The ACT Center for Equity in Learning and the Center for Native American Youth will host a Twitter chat this Wednesday to discuss priority issues in Native education and share resources … Continue reading Nov 28 Gen-I NOW: #NativeEd Twitter Chat
SAVE THE DATE Join the Center for Native American Youth for a public event titled Native American Youth: Drawing Strength from Tribal Cultures Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. One Dupont Circle, NW; Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 Lunch buffet to be served prior to event RSVP Here More details will be shared … Continue reading Native American Youth: Drawing Strength from Tribal Cultures – Save the Date!
Gen-I Career Success Fellowship Native American youth often face tremendous obstacles to success, but together we can leverage the power of youth to inspire and support each other, build new skills, and create ladders of opportunity. As part of the Generation Indigenous movement (Gen-I), the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) and Native American Finance … Continue reading
This year marked the 73rd annual meeting of the National Congress of American Indians. Held in Phoenix, Arizona, the conference brought together hundreds of elected tribal leaders, community members, advocates and policymakers to discuss important current issues facing tribal communities. The conference included a special youth agenda, which provided opportunities for young people to learn … Continue reading CNAY Connects with Native Youth at NCAI Conference in Phoenix
CNAY partnered with National Public Radio to include engage Native youth and listen to their perspectives and priorities, especially around resilience. In the past year, NPR Reporter Rebecca Hersher has reported on Greenland’s persistent problem of suicide among young Inuit people, and what is being done to prevent it. During the discussion with youth, she and … Continue reading CNAY Partners with NPR to Engage Native Youth