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

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians Contributes $25K to Center for Native American Youth

March 21, 2017, Washington, DC -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians recently contributed $25,000 to the Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) in ­support of CNAY’s mission to increase opportunity and decrease barriers to success for young Native Americans. Robbie McGhee, Vice Chair of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, … Continue reading Poarch Band of Creek Indians Contributes $25K to Center for Native American Youth

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

Join CNAY on Dec. 1 for Report Release Event in Washington, DC.

One December 1, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) will host a panel event featuring Native American youth, policy leaders, and program leaders discussing the role of Native American cultures in fostering Native youth resiliency. The event will center on the release of CNAY’s end-of-year report, which highlights data gathered from roundtable discussions with … Continue reading Join CNAY on Dec. 1 for Report Release Event in Washington, DC.

CNAY Hosts Roundtable on Human Trafficking

On October 27, CNAY hosted its 22nd Policy and Resource Roundtable in Washington, DC with over 40 federal agencies, national tribal organizations, ally organizations, and other important stakeholders. This meeting was focused on human trafficking in Indian Country, particularly how it impacts Native American youth, and efforts underway to address this issue. CNAY’s chairman and … Continue reading CNAY Hosts Roundtable on Human Trafficking

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