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
During the first week of December, CNAY's Erik Stegman traveled to Palm Springs to represent the Center for Native American Youth at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) Tribal Youth Conference and the Office for Victims of Crime's annual Indian Nations Conference. At both events, Erik presented CNAY's findings from youth roundtables, the … Continue reading CNAY Connects with Tribal Leaders, Programs, and Native Youth in California
Click here to view this newsletter in its original form. Youth Spotlight: Native Youth Send a Message to the Next President As part of the 2016 White House Tribal Youth Gathering, Native Youth Delegates took turns sharing their top priorities for the next White House Administration in a facilitated advocacy exercise. The Generation Indigenous Native Youth … Continue reading CNAY’s Monthly Newsletter: November 2016
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
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
SAVE THE DATE Join the Center for Native American Youth for a public event titled Native American Youth: Drawing Strength from Tribal Cultures Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. One Dupont Circle, NW; Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 Lunch buffet to be served prior to event RSVP Here More details will be shared … Continue reading Native American Youth: Drawing Strength from Tribal Cultures – Save the Date!
Be part of the 2017 Class of Champions for Change! There’s less than 16 days left before Champions for Change applications are due! Each year, CNAY selects five inspirational Native youth between 14 and 22 years old,to join the CFC program and be nationally recognized in Washington, DC. Champions are individuals who initiate programs, events, … Continue reading Less than 1 Month Left to Apply for Champions for Change!
This year marked the 73rd annual meeting of the National Congress of American Indians. Held in Phoenix, Arizona, the conference brought together hundreds of elected tribal leaders, community members, advocates and policymakers to discuss important current issues facing tribal communities. The conference included a special youth agenda, which provided opportunities for young people to learn … Continue reading CNAY Connects with Native Youth at NCAI Conference in Phoenix
Congratulations to Lillian Alvernaz (Sisseton-Wahpeton/Assiniboine) and Jordan Jimmie (Navajo Nation), the two finalists of the Generation Indigenous Native Education Ideas Competition! Both finalists were awarded an all-expense paid trip to Reno, NV to present their ideas at the 47th Annual National Indian Education Association's (NIEA) Convention and Trade Show. Alvernaz is a second year law … Continue reading Alvernaz and Jimmie Win Gen-I Native Education Ideas Contest
NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2016 Youth Spotlight: CNAY Scholar Maria Walker Spends Summer at Columbia University Maria Walker, a rising high school senior from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, earned a full scholarship from CNAY to attend Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students. While at Columbia, Maria studied business, finance, and economics while making friends and great connections that are … Continue reading August Updates from the Center for Native American Youth