4/18: Gen-I NOW: United Nations Association Leadership Summit

Pi:wo! Greetings in the Tutelo language!

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the United Nations Association (UNA) USA Leadership Summit.

The UNA-USA Leadership Summit will be hosted at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, from June 10-12. Participants will meet with high-ranking U.S. Government and UN officials, learn from global experts, gain invaluable tools to bring back home, and urge Congress to stand with the United Nations. Click here to learn more about summit.

Selected summit participants will receive a travel scholarship (reimbursement for up to $350 for food, registration, and travel to Washington, D.C.), and/or will receive free housing in the George Washington University dorm housing block. Students should be committed to leading UNA chapters at their schools, and be available to participate in the entire summit. The following states will be given priority: Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Summit Scholarships are limited, so apply today!

Applications are due Friday, April 20. Click here to apply. 

Eligibility: Applicants must 

  • Be rising university first years, sophomores, or juniors;
  • Have an interest in global affairs and advocacy; and
  • Commit to attending the entire summit from 8 AM Sunday, June 10 to 5 PM on Tuesday, June 12.

*Note: Applicants must be at least 18 years old by June 1 to qualify for housing support.

To Apply: Completethe Global Advocate Summit Scholarships application form, which requires a brief statement on why you're interested in attending the summit (350 words max).

Questions? Contact Anna Mahalak, Youth Engagement Manager, at (202) 496-6384 or amahalak@unausa.org.



4/13 Gen-I NOW: Creative Native Call for Art

Marʉ́awe! Hello! in the Comanche language.  This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Gen-I Creative Native Call for Art.  


Gen-I Movement Builders Fellowship Deadline EXTENDED

As part of the Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative, the Center for Native American Youth is launching a new fellowship for youth ages 18-24. The Gen-I Movement Builders Fellowship (Gen-I MBF) is a six-month intensive leadership development program that aims to strengthen the voice and role of Native American youth in broader social justice movements. Over the course of six months, five Fellows will gather for two in-person convenings, two virtual convenings, and one Fresh Tracks training expedition. At the end of six months, Fellows will have a small “Innovation Fund” which they will jointly use on a project aimed at strengthening the voice of Native youth in social justice movements.


Fresh Tracks Northeast Region Training

Wuneekeesuq! Hello! in the Wampanoag language (pronounced wuh-nee-kee-suck)