CNAY Hosts Gen-I Workshop With Pathkeepers Native Youth Leadership Camp

40 Native youth attending the, joined CNAY staff at The National Indian Gaming Commission for a roundtable discussion and workshop on July 20. Pathkeepers for Indigenous Knowledge works to strengthen, maintain, and continually evolve American Indian governmental economic, educational, health, and sustainable community practices based on traditional and Indigenous knowledge. The Native Youth Leadership Camp provides youth with opportunities to experience traditional and cultural activities, identify healthy and sustainable food and life choices, and explore their personal interests and tribal identity. 

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CNAY Developing CFC Recognition Program With MHA Education Department

CNAY is working with the Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara (MHA) Education Department to develop the second Champions for Change Youth Recognition Program within tribal communities.  

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Nikki Pitre Speaks at Netroots Nation Conference

CNAY Staff Nikki Pitre participated in the 2018 Netroots Nation Women’s Pre-Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 1. Women from across the country who are dedicated to seeing women in leadership positions came together to share their stories and empower one another. Nikki participated in a panel discussion for “Next steps for the moment we are in right now: Hear from local and national organizers and leaders about how they are deploying their resources to build coalitions that last, examples of innovative cross-movement building and how to best leverage local presence and representation to advance our issues.” Alongside Nikki was, Yadira Sanchez, Development Director, Mi Familia Vota, Maria Urbina, Political Director, Indivisible, and, Lala Wu, Co-Founder. The panel was moderated by Vanessa Cárdenas, Senior Director, National Outreach, of EMILY’s List. 

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Udall Interns Visit Center for Native American Youth

Thirteen interns from the Udall Foundation's Native American Congressional Internship joined the Center for Native American Youth for a roundtable discussion at The Aspen Institute. The Udall internship places law students, graduate students, and undergraduate students in Senate, House, and federal agency offices to learn firsthand how the US government works with Native nations. This understanding of the nation to nation relationship, along with hands-on experience, provides valuable tools to help advance individual students’ tribes.
 

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