Save the Date! Meet the Champions on February 13

Hear the inspiring stories that led Damien, Isabel, Shawna, EllaMae, and Anthony to be named 2018 Champions for Change. Collectively, these five Native American youth leaders are working to connect Native youth with the healing power of tribal lands, reintegrate formerly incarcerated Native Americans, advocate for Native youth in foster care, revitalize Native languages, and eliminate race-based mascots.  

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Nov 15 State of Native Youth Report Release

On November 15, CNAY celebrated Native American Heritage Month by releasing its second annual State of Native Youth report, centered on the intersection of Native identities and civic engagement.   

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CNAY Staff Joins 2nd Annual Intertribal Youth Suicide Prevention Summit

Monday, September 25, 2017, Anacortes, WA Continuing the success of the first Intertribal Youth Suicide Prevention Summit initatiated by the Lummi Nation, the Swinomish Youth Council in Northwest Washington state hosted the event for a second consecutive year in their community. With the theme, "I Choose Life; Embracing Your Sacredness," this year's summit brought together over 50 Native youth from neighborhing tribes and communities. 
 

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Champions for Change Application NOW OPEN!

The Center for Native American Youth's Champions for Change (CFC) program is designed to recognize positive youth-led efforts, share stories of inspiration, and help young leaders develop their advocacy skills. The CFC program gives Native youth a national platform to: 

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