CNAY Supports Efforts to Rebrand Washington Football

Rebrand Washington Football is a grassroots advocacy organization that petitions Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington DC professional football team, to change the team's name. RWF was created by DC football fans who say they do not want to be ashamed of the team's name anymore. RWF founders Josh Silver, Ian Washburn, and Sheila Miles often station themselves outside of the Dupont Circle Metro station in Washington DC to collect signatures for their name-change petition, and it was there that the Center for Native American Youth first connected with the organization.
 

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CNAY Attends Oral Health Meeting in Minnesota

In mid-November, CNAY staff traveled to Minneapolis to attend a one-day conference at the University of Minnesota focused on oral health and the utilization of mid-level dental providers. The meeting provided CNAY with opportunities to visit dental clinics and training facilities currently using mid-level dental providers to see firsthand how they are expanding access to dental care. 

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Tianna Christensen and Little Wound High School Speak Up to Stop Youth Suicide

Tianna Christensen (Cheyenne River Sioux) plays varsity basketball for Little Wound High School, and came together with her team to prevent youth suicide - a common phenomenon in her community. The team visited several different schools around their reservation to offer words of encouragement and support, with the belief that even small acts can make a difference in someone’s life. 

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