CNAY Joins Native Youth Visiting DC from Browning, Montana

On March 19, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) was invited to join a dinner conversation with 10 Native youth from the Blackfeet Nation visiting Washington, DC through a high school exchange initiative. The exchange program was made possible through a partnership with the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. The students from Montana … Continue reading CNAY Joins Native Youth Visiting DC from Browning, Montana

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 Represents Native Women at White House Summit

On December 16, CNAY Program Manager Josie Raphaelito joined a panel discussion with the White House Council on Women and Girls, which held their final event on women and girls of color. At the event, the Council released an updated report to promote progress made over the past year.  In attendance were more than 180 stakeholders, including … Continue reading CNAY Represents Native Women at White House Summit

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

Important Announcement: Champions for Change Application Deadline Extended

The Center for Native American Youth has extended the Champions for Change application deadline to Friday, November 18. Click here to apply.  Champions for Change (CFC) is a leadership development program designed to shine a national spotlight on Native youth like you who are leading positive change in your communities. The CFC program gives Native … Continue reading Important Announcement: Champions for Change Application Deadline Extended

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