Serve as an Objective Reviewer for the Indian Health Service

Are you a community member with experience serving and working in Indian Country? The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) is looking to expand recruitment efforts for their objective review committees (ORC) for their notice of funding opportunities. The IHS DBH is seeking community members with experience serving and working in Tribal communities … Continue reading Serve as an Objective Reviewer for the Indian Health Service

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

Scholarships Available to Attend National Conference on Nutrition

The National Child and Adult Care Food Program's annual conference is an incredible opportunity for learning and networking with other professionals in the CACFP/Nutrition community. Through the National Child Nutrition Foundation, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available that make attendance possible. Each scholarship will include conference registration, four (4) nights lodging at the conference hotel, … Continue reading Scholarships Available to Attend National Conference on Nutrition

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

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

CNAY Attends Oral Health Meeting in Minnesota

In mid-November, CNAY staff traveled to Minneapolis to attend a one-day conference at the University of Minnesota focused on oral health and the utilization of mid-level dental providers. The meeting provided CNAY with opportunities to visit dental clinics and training facilities currently using mid-level dental providers to see firsthand how they are expanding access to … Continue reading CNAY Attends Oral Health Meeting in Minnesota

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

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