CNAY Welcomes Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow

The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) is hosting Del Curfman for a one-year work experience as part of the Newman’s Own Foundation Fellowship Program. Del will support a variety of CNAY initiatives including the Champions for Change Native youth leadership program; a new project mapping needs and resources for Native LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit youth; development of CNAY’s annual State of Native Youth Report; and a new art competition aimed at engaging young Native artists in the Generation Indigenous National Native Youth Network. 

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Cheyenne River Youth Project® Embarks On “Champions for Change” Pilot Project with Center For Native American Youth

Aspen Institute senior leadership was invited to travel with CNAY to visit a Native youth program in a reservation community.
 

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Media Matters Ethics and Representation

Thursday, June 29, 2017, Washington, D.C. — The Center for Native American Youth visited the Smithsonian Folklife Festival to hear a panel moderated by Kojo Nnamdi on reporting news in and about communities of color. We heard Sebi Medina-Tayac, Simon Moya-Smith, and Sharon Shahid discuss how the media shapes the perception of immigrant and minority communities and the constraints and power inherent in that dynamic. 

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017, Washington, D.C. — Twenty-eight Filipino youth from Mindanao, the southern region of the Philippines, participating in the Philippine Youth Leadership Program visited with CNAY at the Aspen Institute.  

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