Roman Chavez Turns Rubik's Cubes into Teaching Tools for Youth of Color

Roman Chavez is a proud member of the Santo Domingo Pueblo. He currently lives in Oakland, California, and is a rising high school sophomore. Chavez took the Gen-I Challenge by committing to support youth of color in math – using a Rubik’s cube.  

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CNAY Hosts Gen-I Workshop With Pathkeepers Native Youth Leadership Camp

40 Native youth attending the, joined CNAY staff at The National Indian Gaming Commission for a roundtable discussion and workshop on July 20. Pathkeepers for Indigenous Knowledge works to strengthen, maintain, and continually evolve American Indian governmental economic, educational, health, and sustainable community practices based on traditional and Indigenous knowledge. The Native Youth Leadership Camp provides youth with opportunities to experience traditional and cultural activities, identify healthy and sustainable food and life choices, and explore their personal interests and tribal identity. 

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Udall Interns Visit Center for Native American Youth

Thirteen interns from the Udall Foundation's Native American Congressional Internship joined the Center for Native American Youth for a roundtable discussion at The Aspen Institute. The Udall internship places law students, graduate students, and undergraduate students in Senate, House, and federal agency offices to learn firsthand how the US government works with Native nations. This understanding of the nation to nation relationship, along with hands-on experience, provides valuable tools to help advance individual students’ tribes.
 

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​Fresh Tracks Leaders Unite in Long Beach

Over the weekend of July 13-15, a diverse cohort of young adults from urban, rural, and tribal communities located all over the Pacific Coast came together on the campus of California State University, Long Beach for three days of cultural sharing, leadership development, and outdoor exploration. 

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