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 Take on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday and Thursday, February 13th –14th, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) joined the 2019 Champions for Change -- Autumn, Adam, Madi, Shandiin, and Charitie -- on Capitol Hill. Throughout the two days, the Champions each attended meetings with their elected officials in Congress to advocate for their tribal communities and their individual initiatives.
 

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2019 Champions Honored at Panel Event and Annual Reception

On Tuesday, February 12th, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) hosted a public panel and an annual reception celebrating the 2019 Class of the Champions for Change, Adam, Autumn, Charitie, Madi, and Shandiin. 

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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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