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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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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Native Youth Speak at Casey Family Programs Tribal Leader Meeting

Native youth panelists LtR: Damien Carlos, Jessica Bradby, Isabel Coronado, Kendrick Eagle  

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