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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Gen-I Ambassadors Experience Cross-Cultural Sharing and the Outdoors at Fresh Tracks Training Summit

Friday, July 14, 2017, National Conservation Training Center, WV — "What does it mean to be an engaged citizen?” Over the course of five days, 40 young leaders from across the U.S. and one from Hong Kong met at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV to discuss this question and more. 

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Native Youth Orgs Join Forces for Native Youth Communications Boot Camp

On July 10, the Center for Native American Youth, We R Native, and United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) hosted a Communications Bootcamp in conjunction with UNITY's annual conference. The 4-hour afternoon session gave Native youth a crash course in using various forms of media to share stories about youth-led community impact. Youth  worked together in small groups to identify a theme and focus for their respective campaigns. Next, they cycled through three different learning stations, exploring effective strategies for using video, social media,and traditional media to highlight their own grassroots efforts. Youth left the session with a head start on their campaigns, practical tools to expand their campaign's reach, and a group of supportive peers who will keep one another accountable. 

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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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