2019 Champions Take on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday and Thursday, February 13th –14th, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) joined the 2019 Champions for Change -- Autumn, Adam, Madi, Shandiin, and Charitie -- on Capitol Hill. Throughout the two days, the Champions each attended meetings with their elected officials in Congress to advocate for their tribal communities and their individual initiatives.
 

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2/13 Gen-I NOW: Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a nonprofit research organization in Washington, DC, is calling on young leaders, ages 5-26, to use art to explore how the social determinants of health play a role in shaping their lives and their communities, and what it might look and feel like to one day live in a world where everyone has the same chance to be healthy, safe, and happy. Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity aims to use art as a vehicle for collecting valuable insights from young people around the world about how the social determinants of health shape their lives and the lives of those closest to them. We hope the art, and the process of creating the art, will spark a dialogue about how our lives and our health are shaped by everything around us, and provide insight into how these factors support or hinder everyone’s chance of living the healthiest life possible. Submit your artwork by February 28, 2019 11:59 PT.  

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2019 Champions Honored at Panel Event and Annual Reception

On Tuesday, February 12th, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) hosted a public panel and an annual reception celebrating the 2019 Class of the Champions for Change, Adam, Autumn, Charitie, Madi, and Shandiin. 

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2019 Champions Attend State of Indian Nations Address

On Monday, February 11th, the 2019 Champions for Change, Adam, Autumn, Shandiin, Charitie, and Madison attended the State of Indian Nations address, hosted by the National Congress of American Indians. The 2019 Champions were joined by youth from the MHA (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) Nation Champions, a local youth leadership program. The event marked the 17th annual update on the State of Indian Nations and included a response by Representative Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women elected to Congress. 

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