Poarch Band of Creek Indians Contributes $25K to Center for Native American Youth

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

Kellian Staggers Awarded CNAY Scholarship to Attend Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students

The Center for Native American Youth partners with Columbia University each year to offer a full-tuition, residential scholarship for one Native scholar to attend Columbia’s Summer Program for High School Students. During the 3-week summer immersion program, outstanding high school students explore their intellectual curiosity and interests in one area of study for an intensive … Continue reading Kellian Staggers Awarded CNAY Scholarship to Attend Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students

CNAY Joins Native Youth Visiting DC from Browning, Montana

On March 19, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) was invited to join a dinner conversation with 10 Native youth from the Blackfeet Nation visiting Washington, DC through a high school exchange initiative. The exchange program was made possible through a partnership with the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. The students from Montana … Continue reading CNAY Joins Native Youth Visiting DC from Browning, Montana

CNAY ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECT TO SUPPORT NATIVE LGBTQ+ AND TWO-SPIRIT 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

Connecting with Private School Communities at the PSPP Conference

On March 11, Center for Native American Youth staff attended the Private Schools with Public Purpose (PSPP) Conference hosted by Georgetown Day High School (GDS) in Washington, D.C. Held over three days, the PSPP Conference convenes key individuals from the private school community to meet with community partners, non-profits, foundations, businesses and other entities that … Continue reading Connecting with Private School Communities at the PSPP Conference

Job Opportunity: Senior Arts Coordinator at the Native Arts & Culture Foundation

Have a passion for Native American arts and culture? Apply to be the Senior Arts Coordinator at the Native Arts & Culture Foundation! The Foundation is recruiting a Senior Arts Coordinator who will assist the CEO in fully meeting the demands of managing an extensive national arts program in support of Native artists in Hawaii, Alaska and … Continue reading Job Opportunity: Senior Arts Coordinator at the Native Arts & Culture Foundation

Native Youth in Historic Preservation

What's one of our new year's resolutions for 2017? Increase opportunities for Native Youth even more than last year! The Center for Native American Youth and partners like the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) are committed to sharing opportunities to Native Youth everywhere and in every sector, including historic preservation. To start the new year, the Interagency Working Group on … Continue reading Native Youth in Historic Preservation

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