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Language is Our Superpower

Qaneryararput Yugtun Piniqerput. Qaneryararput Cugtun Kayuq-erput In October, Sam Schimmel and Nikki Pitre traveled to Fairbanks for the 36th Annual Elders & Youth Conference hosted by the First Alaskans Institute. The First Alaskans Institute helps develop the capacities of Alaska Native people and their communities to meet the social, economic, and educational challenges of the […]

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2019 Creative Native Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the category winners of this year’s Creative Native art contest! You can view all of the 2019 submissions here on our online Creative Native gallery. Aydrian 9 years old Hochunk, Ojibwe, Odawa, Bodewadmi, & Lakota My name is Aydrian. I am 9 years old. My Anishinaabe name is Northern Lights Sky Dancer. Before I was […]

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2019 Creative Native Winners Announced

In 2018, the Center for Native American Youth launched its first ever Creative Native call for art, an art contest to support Indigenous artists ages 5-24 years old by providing them an opportunity to receive national recognition, funding for art supplies, and a $200 prize. This year, CNAY partnered with the National Congress of American Indians […]

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10/10 Gen-I NOW: Native Now Indigenous Peoples Day Campaign

In August the IllumiNATIVE partnered with the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) to bring 17 diverse Native youth leaders from across the country together for the first ever Design Lab. The Design Lab was hosted by the Buffalo Nickel Creative studio in the heart of the Osage Nation. During their time together Native youth learned about […]

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