RSVP: Gen-I Summer Youth Reception

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) and AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy at George Washington University will host the third annual Gen-I Native Youth Summer Networking Reception on Wednesday, July 18. Click here to RSVP.  

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Indigenous Scholars at 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival

The 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival welcomed 300 scholars to attend this year's event. Among the 300 scholars selected through a competitive nomination and selection process were Indigenous leaders Janeen Comenote (Quinault), Joseph Kunkel, (Northern Cheyenne), Nick Tilsen (Oglala Lakota), Matika Wilbur (Swinomishh and Tulalip), and Bethany Yellowtail (Crow & Northern Cheyenne). Click here to learn more about the scholars.  

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2018 Gen-I Movement Builders Convene in New York City

To support Indigenous youth activists, the Center for Native American Youth launched the Gen-I Movement Builders Fellowship (MBF), a six-month intensive leadership development program that aims to strengthen the voice and role of Native American youth in broader social justice movements. The inaugural class – Michael Charles, Maka Monture, JoRee LaFrance, Austin Weahkee and Jarrette Werk – met for the first time in June for a three-day convening in New York City where they connected with fellow youth leaders, seasoned Native activists, philanthropists, and organizations aiming to uplift young people and their communities. 

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Introducing the 2018 Gen-I MBF Fellows

The all-new Generation Indigenous Movement Builders Fellowship (Gen-I MBF) is a six-month program for young Native American leaders working toward social justice. The fellowship connects emerging Native leaders to people, institutions, and other resources that can amplify Fellows’ voices within broader movements. At the end of the program, Fellows are awarded a modest Innovation Fund to start or enhance a project that elevates the presence of Native youth in progressive movements. 
 

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