10/17 Gen-I NOW: Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

  

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MHA Nation Culture is Cool Event

On October 7th, CNAY’s Associate Director Nikki Pitre and Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow Jennifer Peacock visited the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nation’s (MHA) second annual Culture is Cool event in White Shield, North Dakota on the Fort Berthold reservation. CNAY staff facilitated a breakout session focused on the power of personal story for youth. The session allowed participants to reflect on their personal accomplishments, passions, and the strength of storytelling. Nikki Pitre was able to work alongside MHA Education Department Director Dr. Ruth Swaney preparing two of MHA’s Champions for Change , Reilee Lee and Terran Poitra, to speak to their peers about why they are committed to making positive change in their community.

While in North Dakota, Nikki and Jennifer met with many community leaders, educators, and youth. Prior to Culture is Cool, the staff was able to join the President of Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, Dr. Twyla Baker, and her team for their Watch Party on election night. On their visit, CNAY was also able to meet with the MHA Education Department to discuss their local Champions for Change program. CNAY joined Monte Fox of Casey Family Programs to meet withElbowoods Memorial Health Centers Dr. Monica Taylor-Desir and Dr. Anita Martin to discuss programming focused on suicide prevention. Staff was also given the opportunity to join Monte Fox and share a meal with MHA NationCouncilwoman Monica Mayer, M.D. We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the people and partners who made this a meaningful trip!


 

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10/10 Gen-I NOW: Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP)

George Washington University’s Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who want to study in Washington, DC for a semester It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, including students who have finished their undergraduate degree, but have not yet enrolled in a graduate program. NAPLP students will work with the Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy (CIPP) to find and internship opportunity that fits with students’ professional goals. The NAPLP scholarship covers: tuition and fees for the 2 core classes (up to 9 credit hours total), housing in a GW dormitory, a stipend for books and living expenses (paid in 2 installments), and airfare to and from Washington, D.C. (one round-trip ticket). Applications are due November 1, 2018 for the Spring 2019 Semester.  

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