House of Representatives Swear in First Two Native American Women

On the first day of the 116th Congress, Laguna Pueblo woman, Debra Haaland (NM-1) and Ho-Chunk Nation’s Sharice Davids (KS-3) were sworn into the House of Representatives. CNAY staff joined tribal leaders, citizens, and Congressional members from across the country at a reception to honor this historical event. Members of Congress in attendance included: Steny Hoyer (MD-5), Derek Kilmer (WA-6), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), and Gwen Moore (WI-04). Also in attendance was the #NoDAPL supporter and celebrity Mark Ruffalo, who took the time to meet and speak with tribal attendees. CNAY looks forward to working with this Congress to continue advocating on behalf of Native Youth.
 

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11/28 Gen-I NOW: 2018-2019 LEDA Scholars Application

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) works to close the gap for students from under-resourced backgrounds and those who are underrepresented at the top universities. LEDA is dedicated to helping young people overcome challenging circumstances to reach and succeed at the most selective colleges in the country. The LEDA program is a four-phase program that offers vital support over a six-year trajectory, from high school to college, and beyond. LEDA will recruit 100 exceptional high school students for the 2018-2019 program who show leadership potential but may lack exposure and guidance and is free for all students who are admitted. 

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