2017 Champions for Change Speak at Casey Family Programs Meeting with Tribal Leaders

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Baltimore, MD — 2017 Champions for Change, Nancy Deere-Turney (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) and Sam Schimmel (Kenaitze/St. Lawrence Island Siberian Yupik), along with CNAY staff, attended Casey Family Program's National Tribal Leader Meeting held at the Marriott Inner Harbor Camden Yards. The topic of the meeting was "Safe Children. Strong Families. Supportive Communities." That morning, CNAY Founder and … Continue reading 2017 Champions for Change Speak at Casey Family Programs Meeting with Tribal Leaders

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!

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

CNAY Moderates Discussion on Funding Strategies for Supporting Two Spirit Youth

On March 30, CNAY’s Executive Director, Erik Stegman moderated a panel discussion on effective funding strategies for supporting Two Spirit youth. The session was part of Funding Forward 2016, an annual convening of grantmakers dedicated to LGBTQ issues. During the discussion, panelists Sarah Eagle Heart (CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy), Kevin Jennings (Executive Director of … Continue reading CNAY Moderates Discussion on Funding Strategies for Supporting Two Spirit Youth

Champion for Change Rory Taylor Participates in Citizen University Conference

In mid-March, CNAY and 2015 Champion for Change, Rory Taylor, attended and participated in the Citizen University conference in Seattle. The conference, which was themed “WHO IS US?” focused on race, identity, and what it means to be American now. The conference was attended by hundreds of activists and stakeholders to gain new skills, deepen … Continue reading Champion for Change Rory Taylor Participates in Citizen University Conference

CNAY Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

On February 23, the Center for Native American Youth held its fifth anniversary reception in conjunction with the National Congress of American Indians’ Executive Council Winter Session. The reception was attended by more than 180 guests, including representatives of partner organizations, tribal leaders, tribal youth, federal partners, and other national stakeholders. During the reception, CNAY … Continue reading CNAY Celebrates Five Year Anniversary