NICWA Partners with University of Maryland School of Social Work to Support LGBTQ2S Youth in Foster Care

The National Indian Child Welfare Association is part of a group of organizations partnering with the National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability and Permanency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Two-Spirit Children and Youth in Foster Care (QIC-LGBTQ2S) to support child welfare administrations caring for youth with diverse sexual orientations and gender … Continue reading NICWA Partners with University of Maryland School of Social Work to Support LGBTQ2S Youth in Foster Care

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CNAY ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECT TO SUPPORT NATIVE LGBTQ+ AND TWO-SPIRIT YOUTH

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

CNAY Talks Two Spirit Issues, Career Readiness at UNITY Conference

In July, CNAY staff joined hundreds of young Native leaders to participate in the 2016 UNITY Conference in Oklahoma City. CNAY presented two workshops: Don't Put Me in a Box: Reclaiming Two Spirit Identity Generation Indigenous: College and Career Readiness Both sessions included great discussions and helped inform CNAY's work to elevate the voices of Two … Continue reading CNAY Talks Two Spirit Issues, Career Readiness at UNITY Conference

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

CNAY Talks Gen-I, Two Spirit Youth at Native Americans in Philanthropy Conference

Native Americans in Philanthropy held its annual Philanthropy Institute May 25-27 in San Diego, California. CNAY's Erik Stegman attended the convening to participate in conversations aimed at providing the necessary political and cultural context to inform philanthropists interested in or currently working with Native peoples. On May 25, Erik spoke at an opening plenary session that discussed … Continue reading CNAY Talks Gen-I, Two Spirit Youth at Native Americans in Philanthropy Conference

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