Claudia Elm and Taytum Weaver Named 2018 CNAY-Brown Scholars

CNAY is proud to have partnered with Brown University Pre-College Programs to offer full-tuition scholarships for two Native students to attend a course at Brown this summer. We’re pleased to recognize Claudia Elm and Taytum Weaver as our 2018 CNAY-Brown Summer Scholars! 


CNAY Roundtable: Family First Prevention Services Act

The Center for Native American Youth will host a Policy and Resource Roundtable on Monday, May 14th from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington, DC. There will be a reception with light refreshments prior to the start of the meeting. For those unable to attend in person, a livestream of the discussion will begin at 6:00 pm ET.  


5/9 Gen-I NOW: NCUIH Youth Council

Haku! Hello in the Chumash language. 

(pronounced hah-ku)

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the National Urban Indian Youth and Young Adult Advisory Council.

The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) invites Native youth ages 18-24 from urban communities and surrounding areas to apply for the first-ever National Urban Indian Youth and Young Adult Advisory Council! Youth Council members will build leadership and professional development skills and train to promote mental health awareness among their peers while strengthening cultural connections and peer support. The five selected Youth Council members will receive sponsored registration, travel, lodging, and meals to participate in NCUIH’s 2018 Annual Leadership Conference, along with a modest stipend.

Applications are due Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Click here to apply!

Eligibility: Applicants must be:

  • American Indian/Alaska Native living in urban communities, off reservations;
  • Between the ages of 18-24 years old;
  • Available to attend an all-day in-person Youth Council orientation on June 29, 2018;
  • Accessible by phone and e-mail; and
  • Able to continue work on project related assignments.

To Apply: Complete the online application form and submit the following materials:

  • One adult reference (required); and
  • One peer reference or additional adult reference (optional).

Questions? Visit the NCUIH FAQs or contact Jade Jackson at or by phone at 202-544-0344.