5/17 Gen-I NOW: 2017 Village to Raise a Child Global Trailblazers

Náwah!– (Hello in the Pawnee Language) This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the2017 Village to Raise a Child (VTRAC) Global Trailblazers cohort. Village to Raise a Child is a program established by the Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative that identifies and nurtures five young social entrepreneurs from around the world. These five students—called “Global Trailblazers”— … Continue reading 5/17 Gen-I NOW: 2017 Village to Raise a Child Global Trailblazers

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Higher Education at a Crossroads: #NextAmerica Event with AtlanticLIVE

On March 22, 2017, Center for Native American Youth staff attended an event at the Newseum hosted by AtlanticLIVE on the new administration's take on higher education and how it will impact states – Higher Education at a Crossroads. Members of Congress, local government officials, and administrators from various higher education institutions joined panel discussions at the event. The … Continue reading Higher Education at a Crossroads: #NextAmerica Event with AtlanticLIVE

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

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

Native Youth Attend NACA Emerging Leaders Summit

On August 16, CNAY staff participated in the Native American Contractors Association's Emerging Native Leaders Summit in Washington, DC. The annual summit provides training to youth on the topics of Business Basics, Understanding Industry, and Indian Law and Advocacy, which are provided by subject matter experts in each respective field. The summit provides youth with the opportunity to develop and sharpen skills, and learn the most up to date information to impact their success in business. Along with trainings, youth heard from keynote speakers and attend a networking reception with hill staff, business leaders, and local organization leadership. This year NACA has partnered with CNAY on via the Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative to help remove the barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed.

CNAY Conducts Gen-I Native Youth Roundtable in Salt Lake City

CNAY partnered with the National Education Association (NEA) on an outreach trip to Salt Lake City in August. Together, we co-presented at the 11th Annual Governor's Native American Summit and organized a Gen-I Native Youth Roundtable at the Natural History Museum of Utah. During the presentation at the summit, CNAY discussed Native youth perspectives on … Continue reading CNAY Conducts Gen-I Native Youth Roundtable in Salt Lake City

Generation Indigenous Native Education Ideas Competition

Every Native student deserves a high-quality education and Native youth themselves are the experts when it comes to improving our education system. That’s why the Center for Native American Youth and National Indian Education Association have teamed up to launch the Gen-I Native Ed Ideas Competition. This online ideas contest is an opportunity to showcase … Continue reading Generation Indigenous Native Education Ideas Competition

CNAY Co-Hosts First Ever Gen-I Native Youth Networking Reception on July 7!

On July 7, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) partnered with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to co-host the first Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Native Youth Networking Reception. The reception, which was held at NMAI, brought together more than 140 Native American youth under the age of 25 currently in Washington, … Continue reading CNAY Co-Hosts First Ever Gen-I Native Youth Networking Reception on July 7!