CNAY Community Outreach in North Dakota

The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) is excited to partner with the Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara (MHA) Nation on creating and supporting a local youth recognition program modeled after CNAY’s Champions for Change. Back in February, MHA Education Department staff accompanied two of their youth leaders to DC during CNAY’s “Champ Week” to shadow the Champions for Change at their leadership trainings and recognition events. In March, CNAY had the privilege and pleasure of visiting tribal communities in North Dakota to learn more about our partners. 

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Kellian Staggers Reflects on 2017 Columbia Summer Program Experience

Last year, Kellian Staggers attended Columbia University's Summer Immersion Program for High School Students as our 2017 CNAY-Columbia Scholar. Kellian is Navajo from New Mexico, and chose to study neuroscience during her time in New York City. Kellian says that she learned a lot from the program -- including that neuroscience might not be what she wants to pursue. She also realized just how much she appreciates her home community. Kellian will deliver a presentation about her experience back home, and encourages Native youth to take advantage of this opportunity. Click here to read Kellian's reflection in her own words.  

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Meet Jessica Bradby, 2018 Gen-I Career Success Fellow


Jessica Bradby, Pamunkey Indian Tribe
24 years old
Hometown: King William, VA
 

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