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 empower her, and gives advice for women in the future.   

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2019 Champs Week Wrap Up

February 10-15, 2019 marked the 7th annual “Champs Week”, a time for the newly-named 2019 Champions for Change  Autumn, Adam, Charitie, Shandiin, and Madi — to join the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) in Washington, D.C. for a week of advocacy, change-making, and celebration.
 

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2019 Champions Attend State of Indian Nations Address

On Monday, February 11th, the 2019 Champions for Change, Adam, Autumn, Shandiin, Charitie, and Madison attended the State of Indian Nations address, hosted by the National Congress of American Indians. The 2019 Champions were joined by youth from the MHA (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) Nation Champions, a local youth leadership program. The event marked the 17th annual update on the State of Indian Nations and included a response by Representative Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women elected to Congress. 

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