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

Scholarships Available to Attend National Conference on Nutrition

The National Child and Adult Care Food Program's annual conference is an incredible opportunity for learning and networking with other professionals in the CACFP/Nutrition community. Through the National Child Nutrition Foundation, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available that make attendance possible. Each scholarship will include conference registration, four (4) nights lodging at the conference hotel, … Continue reading Scholarships Available to Attend National Conference on Nutrition

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

CNAY Releases Inaugural State of Native Youth Report

On December 1, CNAY hosted a public event at the Aspen Institute featuring a panel discussion with Native youth and community leaders in conjunction with the release of our inaugural State of Native Youth report. The panel was co-moderated by CNAY founder & chairman Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.) and CNAY executive director Erik Stegman. Panelists … Continue reading CNAY Releases Inaugural State of Native Youth Report

Join CNAY on Dec. 1 for Report Release Event in Washington, DC.

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.