Pride Month Q&A with CNAY's Erik Stegman

CNAY Staff sat down with Executive Director Erik Stegman to chat about his work with LGBTQ+ youth and his experience as a Native and LGBTQ+ professional. Erik is Carry the Kettle First Nation (Nakoda) and serves as the Executive Director at the Center for Native American Youth. 


Announcing the 2019 CNAY-Columbia Scholars

The Center for Native American Youth, in partnership with Columbia University’s Summer Immersion Program for High School Students, selected Native high school students for full-tuition, residential scholarship to attend a 3-week pre-college program during summer 2019 in New York City. 


6/12 Gen-I NOW: Native Pathways @ Colorado College

Students in the graduating Class of 2020 are invited to apply for the Native Pathways Summer Program at Colorado College - July 17-19, 2019.

Enjoy 3 days of activities focused on college admissions and planning, major exploration, financial literacy and more! Stay in a dorm, explore campus living, and get first-hand tips from college counselors and faculty. ALL COSTS ARE COVERED, including flight, room and board.

TO APPLY, submit the following materials to

There are 15 openings for the program, which include free flight, room and board for the entirety of the program.

Questions: Contact Jacque Demko at



CNAY's Nikki Pitre Gives Keynote at Children & Nature Conference

In May, CNAY Staff Nikki Pitre provided a keynote at the Annual Children & Nature Conference. This year, the conference was hosted in Oakland, California. This conference is a gathering for children and nature activists from around the world. The conference featured keynotes and interactive workshops focused on best practices for increasing equitable access to nature for children, families and communities. The conference offered several tracks including outdoor sessions.