Gen-I Survey Winner Kyle Durrant Shares His Story with CNAY

Kyle Durrant is from the Yakama Nation and is 24 years old. Kyle first learned about the 2017 Gen-I Survey through a text message from We R Native. He participated in the Gen-Survey to share his experiences as a young Native person living and studying health in New York City.  


11/16 Gen I NOW: Get Paid to Participate in a Study on Sexual and Gender Minority Health

Ta'c halaxp! - “Good afternoon” in the Nez Perce (Nimíipuu) language

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about a study being done by the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) at Northwestern University.

ISGMH is conducting a study about the experiences of youth of color who identify as sexual and gender minorities. The research team is looking to recruit a group of diverse young men who identify as gay, bi, and/or queer to share their opinions about health and online programs. This research will help inform programming and resource development for the SMART project, an online, culturally responsive HIV prevention initiative. The youth advisory group is entirely online, and members will be paid $30 for their participation.

Eligibility: The SMART project is looking to recruit participants who:

  • Are young men between 13-18 years old; and
  • Identify as gay, bisexual, and/or queer.

Click here for more information and to find out if you qualify to participate!

Questions? Contact Melissa Mongrella, MHS, at or (312) 503-5429.



CNAY Staff Joins 2nd Annual Intertribal Youth Suicide Prevention Summit

Monday, September 25, 2017, Anacortes, WA Continuing the success of the first Intertribal Youth Suicide Prevention Summit initatiated by the Lummi Nation, the Swinomish Youth Council in Northwest Washington state hosted the event for a second consecutive year in their community. With the theme, "I Choose Life; Embracing Your Sacredness," this year's summit brought together over 50 Native youth from neighborhing tribes and communities.