Jan 4 Gen-I NOW: GenIndigenous Response Fund

ʔi, syaʔyaʔ -- (Hello, Friend in the Lushootseed Language)! This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the #GenIndigenous Response Fund.  

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CNAY Represents Native Women at White House Summit

On December 16, CNAY Program Manager Josie Raphaelito joined a panel discussion with the White House Council on Women and Girls, which held their final event on women and girls of color. At the event, the Council released an updated report to promote progress made over the past year. In attendance were more than 180 stakeholders, including philanthropic leaders, nonprofit leaders, community activists and academics. The event included: 
 

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CNAY Scholar Maria Walker Spends Summer at Columbia University

The Center for Native American partnered with Columbia University to offer a full tuition scholarship for one Native student to attend the Columbia Summer Program. The program enables students to choose a field of study and explore the topic in-depth for six weeks on campus.
 

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Persephone Eastman and Damakota Challenge the Redmen Mascot

Persephone Eastman (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) used her Gen-I Challenge as a platform to mobilize her friends in a youth group called the Damakota and to vocalize her beliefs regarding the ‘Redmen’ mascot of a local school in her area. Persephone paid a visit to the school’s board meeting to speak out against the mascot’s name, school logo, and their homecoming coronation and the overall the psychological impact of stereotypical imagery.  

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