Native Youth Orgs Join Forces for Native Youth Communications Boot Camp

On July 10, the Center for Native American Youth, We R Native, and United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) hosted a Communications Bootcamp in conjunction with UNITY's annual conference. The 4-hour afternoon session gave Native youth a crash course in using various forms of media to share stories about youth-led community impact. Youth  worked together in small groups to identify a theme and focus for their respective campaigns. Next, they cycled through three different learning stations, exploring effective strategies for using video, social media,and traditional media to highlight their own grassroots efforts. Youth left the session with a head start on their campaigns, practical tools to expand their campaign's reach, and a group of supportive peers who will keep one another accountable. 

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CNAY’s Two-Spirit LGBTQIA Youth Project Visits Portland, Oregon

June 26-28, CNAY staff visited the Portland, Oregon area to meet with and learn from Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA programs, leaders, and allies. This outreach trip is the first of three engagement opportunities through CNAY’s new project to support Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA Native youth. CNAY was joined by Se-ah-dom Edmo, the Movement Building Director at the Western States Center and a Project Advisory Panel member with CNAY.  

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Media Matters Ethics and Representation

Thursday, June 29, 2017, Washington, D.C. — The Center for Native American Youth visited the Smithsonian Folklife Festival to hear a panel moderated by Kojo Nnamdi on reporting news in and about communities of color. We heard Sebi Medina-Tayac, Simon Moya-Smith, and Sharon Shahid discuss how the media shapes the perception of immigrant and minority communities and the constraints and power inherent in that dynamic. 

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2017 Generation Indigenous Native Youth Summer Networking Reception

The Center for Native American Youth and the National Indian Gaming Association are teaming up to co-host the 2nd Annual Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Native Youth Summer Networking Reception in Washington, D.C.
 

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