The Center for Native American Youth is working with the Agua Band of Cahuilla Indians to plan the first ever Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Youth Gathering in Southern California. This is a chance for Native youth in the SoCal area to meet one another, discuss issues and priorities for your communities, and learn new ways to … Continue reading Join us for the first ever regional Gen-I Youth Gathering in Southern California!
Every day, Native American youth across the country are taking positive action to accomplish incredible things together. They are drawing on the strength of their tribal cultures to tackle a suicide epidemic 2.5 times the national rate, the serious and disproportionate rate that they are involved in the juvenile justice and foster care systems, and … Continue reading Native American Youth: Drawing Strength from Our Cultures
By now, Gen-I Ambassador Jason Chavez is no stranger to CNAY, the Aspen Institute, or the White House. We first became familiar with Jason through his extraordinary efforts to increase Native youth voter registration in his home community on the Tohono O’Odham reservation. His knack for youth engagement later earned him a nomination to attend … Continue reading Gen-I Ambassador Jason Chavez Attends South by South Lawn
Gen-I Career Success Fellowship Native American youth often face tremendous obstacles to success, but together we can leverage the power of youth to inspire and support each other, build new skills, and create ladders of opportunity. As part of the Generation Indigenous movement (Gen-I), the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) and Native American Finance … Continue reading
This year marked the 73rd annual meeting of the National Congress of American Indians. Held in Phoenix, Arizona, the conference brought together hundreds of elected tribal leaders, community members, advocates and policymakers to discuss important current issues facing tribal communities. The conference included a special youth agenda, which provided opportunities for young people to learn … Continue reading CNAY Connects with Native Youth at NCAI Conference in Phoenix
Native Americans in Philanthropy partnered with the White House to host a Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) philanthropic event entitled “Generation Indigenous: Raising Impact with Innovation and Proven Strategies”. The gathering took place on August 26, 2016 at the White House. This event called upon the philanthropic community to increase investments in addressing the pressing needs of Native … Continue reading Champions for Change Present at White House Gathering
Greetings! For the third consecutive year, the Obama Administration is inviting a diverse group of Native American youth (ages 14-24) from across the country to participate in the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference on September 25-27 in Washington, DC. The annual conference provides youth with the opportunity to join elected officials from the 567 … Continue reading Reminder: Apply to Attend the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference by August 22!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Native Americans in Philanthropy to partner with White House's Generation Indigenous Initiative August 2, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN) - Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) is honored to partner with the White House on a Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) philanthropic event, "Generation Indigenous: Raising Impact with Innovation and Proven Strategies" on August 26, 2016, at … Continue reading Native Americans in Philanthropy to partner with White House’s Generation Indigenous Initiative
Every Native student deserves a high-quality education and Native youth themselves are the experts when it comes to improving our education system. That’s why the Center for Native American Youth and National Indian Education Association have teamed up to launch the Gen-I Native Ed Ideas Competition. This online ideas contest is an opportunity to showcase … Continue reading Generation Indigenous Native Education Ideas Competition
Youth Spotlight: Gen-I Ambassador Isabella Zizi CNAY continues to honor and recognize the hard work of our Generation Indigenous Native Youth Ambassadors. This month, we recognize Isabella Zizi for her work as an environmental activist who is deeply connected to and passionate about Mother Earth. Isabella works with Idle No More SF Bay and created … Continue reading July Updates from the Center for Native American Youth