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

Join us for the first ever regional Gen-I Youth Gathering in Southern California!

The Center for Native American Youth is working with the Agua Band of Cahuilla Indians  to plan the first ever Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Youth Gathering in Southern California. This is a chance for Native youth in the SoCal area to meet one another, discuss issues and priorities for your communities, and learn new ways to … Continue reading Join us for the first ever regional Gen-I Youth Gathering in Southern California!

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

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

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 Represents Native Women at White House Summit

On December 16, CNAY Program Manager Josie Raphaelito joined a panel discussion with the White House Council on Women and Girls, which held their final event on women and girls of color. At the event, the Council released an updated report to promote progress made over the past year.  In attendance were more than 180 stakeholders, including … Continue reading CNAY Represents Native Women at White House Summit

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