Indigenous Scholars at 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival

The 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival welcomed 300 scholars to attend this year's event. Among the 300 scholars selected through a competitive nomination and selection process were Indigenous leaders Janeen Comenote (Quinault), Joseph Kunkel, (Northern Cheyenne), Nick Tilsen (Oglala Lakota), Matika Wilbur (Swinomishh and Tulalip), and Bethany Yellowtail (Crow & Northern Cheyenne). Click here to learn more about the scholars.  

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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. 
 

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Champion for Change EllaMae Looney Presents at ATNI

EllaMae Looney is 17 years old and an enrolled member of the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakima Nation. This year, she will graduate from Nixyaawii Community School in Pendleton, OR. In the fall, EllaMae will attend University of Oregon on a full scholarship, where she will study linguistics to support more language preservation for her community. 

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Claudia Elm and Taytum Weaver Named 2018 CNAY-Brown Scholars

CNAY is proud to have partnered with Brown University Pre-College Programs to offer full-tuition scholarships for two Native students to attend a course at Brown this summer. We’re pleased to recognize Claudia Elm and Taytum Weaver as our 2018 CNAY-Brown Summer Scholars! 

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