Center for Native American Youth Staff Visit NCAI Mid-Year Conference

The National Congress of American Indians hosted their Mid-Year Conference in Kansas City, MO, June 3-6, 2018. During the conference, Amber Richardson, Communications Director, and Nikki Pitre, Program Manager, facilitated NCAI’s Youth Commission tracks. Just under twenty youth from throughout Indian Country participated in the various tracks. CNAY was able to reconnect with the Youth Commission Officers and engage with new Native youth. 

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CNAY Staff Send Off 2017-18 Newman’s Own Fellow Del Curfman

In June, CNAY staff Erik Stegman and Nikki Pitre traveled to Westport, CT to support Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow, Del Curfman and attend his graduation ceremony. Additionally, Nikki participated in a one-day meeting which Newman’s Own Foundation facilitated. The meeting was to explore working with multiple generations, how to navigate different communication methods in the work place, and what that means to best support incoming Newman’s Own Foundation Fellows. 

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Champion for Change EllaMae Looney Presents at ATNI

EllaMae Looney is 17 years old and an enrolled member of the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakima Nation. This year, she will graduate from Nixyaawii Community School in Pendleton, OR. In the fall, EllaMae will attend University of Oregon on a full scholarship, where she will study linguistics to support more language preservation for her community. 

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