​Fresh Tracks Leaders Unite in Long Beach

Over the weekend of July 13-15, Native youth, along with other young adults from urban and rural communities located across the Pacific Coast came together for the second Fresh Tracks training on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The focus for the three days included cultural sharing, leadership development, and outdoor exploration. 


CNAY co-hosts 3rd Annual Gen-I Native Youth Summer Networking Reception at The George Washington University

On Wednesday, July 18, the third annual Generation Indigenous Native Youth Summer Networking Reception was held at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The reception co-hosted by the Center for Native American Youth and The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy at The George Washington University (CIPP). The event gave Native youth working, interning, and attending programming in the Washington, D.C. the chance to learn from and connect with one another.

Opening remarks were given by CNAY’s founder & Chair U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.), CNAY Executive Director Erik Stegman, and CIPP Director Wendy Helgemo. The keynote speech was given by Sedelta Oosahwee, Senior Program Specialist at the National Education Association. Native youth also participated in a speed networking with local Native professionals following.

Special thanks to our event sponsors – Harvard University Native American Program, Rockefeller Capital Management, NIGA, NACA, AISES, and Hobbs, Straus, Dean, & Walker, LLP.



Sally Jewell Featured in Carnegie Corporation "Great Immigrants" Series

Every year near July 4th, Carnegie Corporation of New York honors the legacy of founder Andrew Carnegie by celebrating naturalized U.S. citizens whose extraordinary contributions are moving the country forward. This year, the Great Immigrants series featured former Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and highlighted her continued commitment to Indigenous youth as a Board Member for the Center for Native American Youth and strong supporter of Obama's Generation Indigenous initiative. Click here for the full story