CNAY Goes to Carlisle for the First Ever Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Conference

October 3, 2018 -  CNAY staff attended the first ever Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Conference held in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The conference brought together leaders from academia, service-providers, and survivors of residential schools to discuss the lasting impacts these school have had on our peoples.  

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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.   

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Champion for Change EllaMae Looney Presents at ATNI

EllaMae Looney is 17 years old and an enrolled member of the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakima Nation. This year, she will graduate from Nixyaawii Community School in Pendleton, OR. In the fall, EllaMae will attend University of Oregon on a full scholarship, where she will study linguistics to support more language preservation for her community. 

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Creative Native Call For Art Deadline Extended

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is excited to launch the first ever Creative Native Call for Art as part of the Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative!  

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