​Fresh Tracks Leaders Unite in Long Beach

Over the weekend of July 13-15, Native youth, along with other young adults from urban and rural communities located across the Pacific Coast came together for the second Fresh Tracks training on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The focus for the three days included cultural sharing, leadership development, and outdoor exploration. 


CNAY co-hosts 3rd Annual Gen-I Native Youth Summer Networking Reception at The George Washington University

On Wednesday, July 18, the third annual Generation Indigenous Native Youth Summer Networking Reception was held at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The reception co-hosted by the Center for Native American Youth and The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy at The George Washington University (CIPP). The event gave Native youth working, interning, and attending programming in the Washington, D.C. the chance to learn from and connect with one another.

Opening remarks were given by CNAY’s founder & Chair U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.), CNAY Executive Director Erik Stegman, and CIPP Director Wendy Helgemo. The keynote speech was given by Sedelta Oosahwee, Senior Program Specialist at the National Education Association. Native youth also participated in a speed networking with local Native professionals following.

Special thanks to our event sponsors – Harvard University Native American Program, Rockefeller Capital Management, NIGA, NACA, AISES, and Hobbs, Straus, Dean, & Walker, LLP.



CNAY Staff Send Off 2017-18 Newman’s Own Fellow Del Curfman

In June, CNAY staff Erik Stegman and Nikki Pitre traveled to Westport, CT to support Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow, Del Curfman and attend his graduation ceremony. Additionally, Nikki participated in a one-day meeting which Newman’s Own Foundation facilitated. The meeting was to explore working with multiple generations, how to navigate different communication methods in the work place, and what that means to best support incoming Newman’s Own Foundation Fellows.