CNAY Participates in Facebook Live Session on Standing Rock

CNAY Program Coordinator Teddy McCullough and Nicholas Courtney, a Native youth from the Makah and Modoc Nations, joined the Aspen Institute for a Facebook live discussion on how the Standing Rock Movement affects Native youth across Indian Country.

Both panelists highlighted the importance of building alliances and elevating Native youth perspectives to a national platform. Watch and comment.

 

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CNAY Represents Native Women at White House Summit

On December 16, CNAY Program Manager Josie Raphaelito joined a panel discussion with the White House Council on Women and Girls, which held their final event on women and girls of color. At the event, the Council released an updated report to promote progress made over the past year. In attendance were more than 180 stakeholders, including philanthropic leaders, nonprofit leaders, community activists and academics. The event included: 
 

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CNAY Connects with Tribal Leaders, Programs, and Native Youth in California

During the first week of December, CNAY's Erik Stegman traveled to Palm Springs to represent the Center for Native American Youth at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) Tribal Youth Conference and the Office for Victims of Crime's annual Indian Nations Conference. At both events, Erik presented CNAY's findings from youth roundtables, the Gen-I online survey, and CNAY's inaugural State of Native Youth report on Native youth and the justice system. 

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CNAY Supports Efforts to Rebrand Washington Football

Rebrand Washington Football is a grassroots advocacy organization that petitions Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington DC professional football team, to change the team's name. RWF was created by DC football fans who say they do not want to be ashamed of the team's name anymore. RWF founders Josh Silver, Ian Washburn, and Sheila Miles often station themselves outside of the Dupont Circle Metro station in Washington DC to collect signatures for their name-change petition, and it was there that the Center for Native American Youth first connected with the organization.
 

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