CNAY Shares Resources during National Suicide Prevention Week

In the United States, one person completes suicide every 12.3 minutes. It’s estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have been directly affected by suicide.[1] Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death – and happens at 2.5 times the national rate – for AI/AN youth between 15 and 24 years … Continue reading CNAY Shares Resources during National Suicide Prevention Week

August Updates from the Center for Native American Youth

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

Champion for Change Prepares Community to Address Youth Suicide

On June 29-30th, Champion for Change Brayden White attended a safeTALK suicide prevention training in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Brayden is working toward being able to train others on the Akwesasne Nation to recognize and respond to signs of depression and suicidality. In January 2012, Brayden lost a close childhood friend to suicide. “From that point … Continue reading Champion for Change Prepares Community to Address Youth Suicide

NWPAIHB June Newsletter: LGBTQ- Two Spirit. Loved & Accepted

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board June 2016 Adolescent Health News & Notes LGBTQ- Two Spirit. Loved & Accepted June is LGBT Pride Month, and THRIVE is pleased to announce the release of AI/AN suicide prevention media materials to reach LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, and two spirit)! The campaign -- LGBTQ - Two Spirit, … Continue reading NWPAIHB June Newsletter: LGBTQ- Two Spirit. Loved & Accepted

2014 Champion For Change Crowned Miss Indian World

Earlier this month, Danielle Finn, 2014 Champion for Change, was crowned Miss Indian World at The Gathering of Nations. CNAY recognized Danielle in 2014 for her work as a positive role model who drove three hours twice a week to teach Head Start students, volunteer as an after school tutor, and serve as a dance teacher … Continue reading 2014 Champion For Change Crowned Miss Indian World