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

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

Nov 28 Gen-I NOW: #NativeEd Twitter Chat

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

Important Announcement: Champions for Change Application Deadline Extended

The Center for Native American Youth has extended the Champions for Change application deadline to Friday, November 18. Click here to apply.  Champions for Change (CFC) is a leadership development program designed to shine a national spotlight on Native youth like you who are leading positive change in your communities. The CFC program gives Native … Continue reading Important Announcement: Champions for Change Application Deadline Extended

CNAY Partners with NPR to Engage Native Youth

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

CNAY Welcomes Native Youth Leaders to DC for White House Events!

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute welcomed a group of approximately 100 Native American youth to Washington, DC September 26-27 for the eighth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference and the second White House Tribal Youth Gathering. These young leaders from across the country served as Youth Delegates at the Tribal Nations Conference … Continue reading CNAY Welcomes Native Youth Leaders to DC for White House Events!