Abbi Fitzpatrick Named Inaugural CNAY-Brown Scholar

A member of the Blackfeet Tribe (Amskapii Piikani) in Montana, Abbi Fitzpatrick grew up in a reservation border town near the “backbone of the world,” Glacier National Park. The seventeen-year-old dynamo is entering her senior year this fall at Cut Bank High School and dreams of someday attending an Ivy League university. She is both a driven student and an inspiring leader in her community, which led her to be awarded the inaugural CNAY-Brown Summer Program Scholarship
 

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Mariah Gladstone Releases New Indigikitchen Video

Mariah Gladstone is a 2017 Champion for Change, decolonizing Native diets through her online cooking show Indigikitchen. Her videos teach viewers to create delicious meals from traditional ingredients that would have been found on the North American continent prior to settlers' arrival. Mariah's passion for this work comes from the knowledge that the disproportionate rate at which Native peoples are affected by diabetes is due in large part to historical attacks on Native diets carried out by the US government in an attempt to colonize America. To learn more, check out Mariah's TedX Talk, delivered in Bozeman, Montana. 
 

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CNAY Hosts Native Summer Interns from National Institutes of Health

Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) staff held a youth roundtable with seven students interning with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The staff introduced students to CNAY’s work to elevate Native youth priorities and shared resources for supporting their personal, academic and professional growth.
 

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