REPORT: Native Youth Voter Engagement Strategies

With support from the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC), the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) worked with youth leaders during the 2018 election cycle in Get Out the Vote (GOTV) and Native Vote efforts. CNAY worked to identify eight youth leaders from Portland, Chicago, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Bismarck, Phoenix, Albuquerque, and Spokane. Youth […]

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CNAY Leadership Attends MBK Rising in Oakland

February 18-20, Oakland, California — This week, Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) Executive Director, Erik Stegman, and Associate Director, Nikki Pitre, joined My Brother’s Keeper Rising! (MBK Rising!) in Oakland, California. They were joined by several youth leaders and partner organizations to represent Native young men and boys. MBK Rising! brought together approximately a thousand of young men of […]

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We are Native Women, Woven with Resilience

In honor of Women’s History Month, 2019 Champion for Change Shandiin Herrera of the Navajo Nation writes in this guest blog about the strength she finds in her identity as a Native woman. In the blog, Herrera honors the women of her past who have paved the way, thanks the women of the present who […]

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Announcing the 2019 Class of Champions for Change

Washington, DC, January 4, 2018 — The Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) will celebrate its seventh cohort of CNAY Champions for Change through a series of recognition events in Washington, DC, next month. The 2019 Champions include Autumn Adams (Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation), Shandiin Herrera (Navajo Nation), Madison […]

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