Introducing the 2018 Gen-I MBF Fellows

The all-new Generation Indigenous Movement Builders Fellowship (Gen-I MBF) is a six-month program for young Native American leaders working toward social justice. The fellowship connects emerging Native leaders to people, institutions, and other resources that can amplify Fellows’ voices within broader movements. At the end of the program, Fellows are awarded a modest Innovation Fund to start or enhance a project that elevates the presence of Native youth in progressive movements. 


6/13 Gen-I NOW: Dartmouth Indigenous Fly-In Program

Kwai! Hello! in the Abenaki language
pronounced kw-ay-ee

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Dartmouth Fall Indigenous Fly-In Program.

Dartmouth College’s Fall Indigenous Fly-In Program brings prospective students to Hanover, New Hampshire, to experience Dartmouth first-hand. Also known as the Native American Community Program, the fly-in takes place October 7-10, 2018. Participants meet Dartmouth student mentors and faculty, connect with Native leaders at Dartmouth, attend classes and admissions workshops, tour the campus, learn about financial aid, and enjoy an on-campus dinner with current Native students. The program covers transportation to and from campus for accepted participants. Applications are due Monday, July 9, 2018.

Eligibility: Applicants must have demonstrated interest in Native community and/or Native American Studies.

To Apply:

  1. Fill out the online application which includes:
    • Basic demographic and household information;
    • Academic information including standardized test scores; and
    • Two (2) essay responses about your academic resilience and commitment to the Native community.
  2. Email a letter of recommendation and resume to
  3. Request that your high school submit a transcript directly to

Questions? Call 1-800-860-1294 and press 6 (9:00 am - 4:30pm Eastern Time) or email



Native Youth Autumn Adams Advocates for Foster Care Reform

The Center for Native American Youth partnered with the National Foster Youth Institute to increase Native youth participation in its Congressional Shadow Day program and host a roundtable discussion on Native foster youth issues. The following blog post was contributed by program participant Autumn Adams.