CNAY Celebrates Retirement of Offensive Chief Wahoo Mascot

On January 29, Major League Baseball’s Cleveland franchise announced plans to retire its divisive Chief Wahoo mascot from the team’s uniforms in 2019. The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) recognizes that the misrepresentation of Native peoples through racist imagery, team names and mascots has been a longtime priority for Native youth activists and advocacy groups.  

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Save the Date! Meet the Champions on February 13

Hear the inspiring stories that led Damien, Isabel, Shawna, EllaMae, and Anthony to be named 2018 Champions for Change. Collectively, these five Native American youth leaders are working to connect Native youth with the healing power of tribal lands, reintegrate formerly incarcerated Native Americans, advocate for Native youth in foster care, revitalize Native languages, and eliminate race-based mascots.  

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CNAY Announces 2018 Champions for Change

Washington, DC, January 11, 2018 -- The Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) will celebrate its sixth cohort of CNAY Champions for Change through a series of recognition events in Washington, DC, next month. The 2018 Champions include Damien Carlos (Tohono O’odham Nation), Isabel Coronado (Muscogee Creek Nation), Shawna Garza (Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma), EllaMae Looney (Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation), and Anthony Tamez (Wuskwi Sipihk First Nations Cree and Sicangu Lakota).
 

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Be a Champion for Native American Youth

This Giving Tuesday, support the next generation of young Native leaders with a donation to the Center for Native American Youth.  

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