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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CNAY Staff Joins 2nd Annual Intertribal Youth Suicide Prevention Summit

Monday, September 25, 2017, Anacortes, WA Continuing the success of the first Intertribal Youth Suicide Prevention Summit initatiated by the Lummi Nation, the Swinomish Youth Council in Northwest Washington state hosted the event for a second consecutive year in their community. With the theme, "I Choose Life; Embracing Your Sacredness," this year's summit brought together over 50 Native youth from neighborhing tribes and communities. 
 

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CNAY Visits Akwesasne Mohawk Community

In September 2017, CNAY staff visited the Akwesasne Mohawk community in northern New York to explore existing and potential supports for the local Two-Spirit community. Josie and Amber met with community members, service providers, and two of CNAY’s Two Spirit Project Advisory Panel (PAP) Members to gather varying perspectives on what is needed to support LGBTQIA+ Native youth. 

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