Alec Calac Reflects on White Coat Ceremony

On August 31st, UC San Diego School of Medicine held its 50th annual White Coat ceremony and welcomed 134 students into the medical community in the presence of family, friends, and faculty. Among the newest inductees was a familiar face to CNAY, Gen-I Ambassador Alec Calac (Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians), who is combining his medical training and research expertise to earn an M.D.-Ph.D. dual degree. Here, Alec shares some of his reflections after receiving his first white coat with the Gen-I Network.  

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Roman Chavez Turns Rubik's Cubes into Teaching Tools for Youth of Color

Roman Chavez is a proud member of the Santo Domingo Pueblo. He currently lives in Oakland, California, and is a rising high school sophomore. Chavez took the Gen-I Challenge by committing to support youth of color in math – using a Rubik’s cube.  

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​Fresh Tracks Leaders Unite in Long Beach

Over the weekend of July 13-15, Native youth, along with other young adults from urban and rural communities located across the Pacific Coast came together for the second Fresh Tracks training on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The focus for the three days included cultural sharing, leadership development, and outdoor exploration. 

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Sally Jewell Featured in Carnegie Corporation "Great Immigrants" Series

Every year near July 4th, Carnegie Corporation of New York honors the legacy of founder Andrew Carnegie by celebrating naturalized U.S. citizens whose extraordinary contributions are moving the country forward. This year, the Great Immigrants series featured former Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and highlighted her continued commitment to Indigenous youth as a Board Member for the Center for Native American Youth and strong supporter of Obama's Generation Indigenous initiative. Click here for the full story  

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