Introducing the 2018 Gen-I MBF Fellows

The all-new Generation Indigenous Movement Builders Fellowship (Gen-I MBF) is a six-month program for young Native American leaders working toward social justice. The fellowship connects emerging Native leaders to people, institutions, and other resources that can amplify Fellows’ voices within broader movements. At the end of the program, Fellows are awarded a modest Innovation Fund to start or enhance a project that elevates the presence of Native youth in progressive movements. 


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!  


​ CNAY Hosts Filipino Youth Leaders in Washington, D.C.

Twenty-four Filipino youth from Mindanao, the southern region of the Philippines, visited CNAY for our first youth roundtable meeting of Summer 2018. The youth were participants from the U.S. State Department’s Philippine Youth Leadership Program (PYLP).


5/2 Gen-I NOW: Fertile Ground

Hau! Hello! in the Lakota language.
(pronounced how)

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Fertile Ground Leadership Institute!

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and American Heart Association (AHA) are now accepting applications for the Fertile Ground Leadership Institute. Fertile Ground is a leadership development opportunity in which participants explore food sovereignty, health, and dietary wellness in Indian Country, using traditional Indigenous knowledge.

SMSC and AHA will fully fund 50 Native leaders to participate in the Institute. Participants will be separated into two cohorts of 25, with one cohort meeting in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, June 11-13, and the other cohort meeting in Seattle, August 7-9. Roundtrip airfare, accommodations, meals, and the cost of the training will be fully covered for each admitted participant.

Applications are due Friday, May 9, 2018 at 5PM Central Time. Click here to apply!

Eligibility: Applicants must be:

  • Native American;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • From a tribal, community or nonprofit setting; and
  • Available to participate in the entire training, June 11-13 or August 7-9.

To Apply: Complete the online application, which includes short answer questions about your mission, role, and work.

Questions? Contact