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

The Aspen Institute Launches $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize For Fiction with Social Impact

PRESS RELEASE The Aspen Institute Launches $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize For Fiction with Social Impact Aspen, CO (September 28, 2016) – The Aspen Institute announced today the launch of the Aspen Words Literary Prize, an annual award recognizing an influential work of fiction that focuses on vital contemporary issues. Open to authors of any … Continue reading The Aspen Institute Launches $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize For Fiction with Social Impact

Champion for Change Noah Hotchkiss to Speak at Aspen Institute Project Play Summit

It’s been a year since the release of the seminal Aspen Institute report, Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game, and many organizations have taken action consistent with its eight strategies for the eight sectors that touch the lives of children. At the Project Play Summit, hear … Continue reading Champion for Change Noah Hotchkiss to Speak at Aspen Institute Project Play Summit

CNAY Staff Shares Experience as Service Provider in Aspen Institute Service Learning Initiative

In 2015, the Center for Native American Youth partnered with Aspen Global Health and Development and the Aspen Institute's Human Resource Department to design, implement and evaluate a new service learning initiative that encourages Institute staff to apply their work to their home community or another community of interest. In addition to serving as a recruitment … Continue reading CNAY Staff Shares Experience as Service Provider in Aspen Institute Service Learning Initiative

Celebrate Native Youth Leaders with CNAY on November 10!

You are cordially invited to Generation Indigenous: Elevating Young Native American Leaders A panel discussion featuring Generation Indigenous Native Youth Ambassadors Three Native youth leading impactful change in their communities Moderated by Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.) Founder and Chairman of the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) And Patty Talahongva CNAY Board Member, award-winning producer … Continue reading Celebrate Native Youth Leaders with CNAY on November 10!

Champion for Change Joins CNAY for Aspen Summit on Inequality & Opportunity

Keith Martinez, a 2014 CNAY Champion for Change, will join a national discussion on work policies and strategies to restore social and economic mobility in America. CNAY has worked with the Aspen Institute to ensure that the upcoming dialogue is inclusive of tribal nations and young people. Keith will provide a Native youth perspective and participate … Continue reading Champion for Change Joins CNAY for Aspen Summit on Inequality & Opportunity

Important update from the Center for Native American Youth: Erin Bailey to Transition to Executive Committee; CNAY to Conduct National Search for New Executive Director

Washington, D.C. (September 1, 2015) – After five years of building and leading the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute (CNAY) as executive director, Erin Bailey will be departing from the executive director role at the close of 2015. Erin will continue to lead CNAY during the transition, and ultimately join the … Continue reading Important update from the Center for Native American Youth: Erin Bailey to Transition to Executive Committee; CNAY to Conduct National Search for New Executive Director

CNAY Staff Participates in “Aspen on the Ground” in New Mexico

Josie Raphaelito, CNAY’s Program Manager, was selected as one of the three Service Providers for the Aspen Institute's inaugural "Aspen on the Ground" initiative. This initiative provides Aspen Institute employees the opportunity to return to a constituent community for up to two weeks to apply their skills, knowledge, and expertise to current issues taking place … Continue reading CNAY Staff Participates in “Aspen on the Ground” in New Mexico