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

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Champions for Change Speak at Casey Family Programs National Tribal Leaders Meeting

On March 16, CNAY participated in Casey Family Programs' National Tribal Leaders Meeting held in Washington, DC. This gathering of over 50 tribal leaders was themed Building Communities of Hope and focused primarily on strategic support for the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) by providing updates on current ICWA court cases, deconstructing misinformation about the purpose and function … Continue reading Champions for Change Speak at Casey Family Programs National Tribal Leaders Meeting

CNAY Participates in Child Welfare and Mental Health Coalition Meeting

On March 18, CNAY attended a convening of the Child Welfare and Mental Health Coalition, a group of national and regional child advocacy partners that includes the Child Welfare League of America and Children’s Defense Fund. The briefing addressed unique challenges and barriers facing American Indian and Alaska Native children and families and Indian Child welfare agencies, as … Continue reading CNAY Participates in Child Welfare and Mental Health Coalition Meeting

Immediate Release: CNAY Welcomes Youth Leaders to DC for the White House Tribal Nations Conference

One Dupont Circle • Suite 700 Washington, DC, 20036 Tel. 202-736-5800 Fax 202-467-0790 http://www.aspeninstitute.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erin Bailey, Executive Director Center for Native American Youth The Aspen Institute 202-736-2521 erin.bailey@aspeninstitute.org Center for Native American Youth Welcomes Young Leaders to Washington, DC for the White House Tribal Nations Conference Native youth from across the … Continue reading Immediate Release: CNAY Welcomes Youth Leaders to DC for the White House Tribal Nations Conference

October Updates from the Center for Native American Youth

  Newsletter October 2015 View the full newsletter as a web page Youth Spotlight - Champion for Change Dahkota Brown Celebrates Victory over Racist Mascots in California On October 11, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 30 into law prohibiting public schools from using the term "Redskins" as a team name or mascot. Dahkota … Continue reading October Updates from the Center for Native American Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: U.S. Department of Education Releases Report on First-Ever School Environment Listening Tour for Native American Students

UPDATE: The US Department of Education's White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education will host a brief conference call on the contents of the listening tour report on October 29, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm ET. To join the call, dial 1-888-946-3504 and enter participant passcode 6958855. Click here for more information. Press release below.  U.S. Department … Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: U.S. Department of Education Releases Report on First-Ever School Environment Listening Tour for Native American Students