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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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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2017 Champions for Change Speak at Casey Family Programs Meeting with Tribal Leaders

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Baltimore, MD — 2017 Champions for Change, Nancy Deere-Turney (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) and Sam Schimmel (Kenaitze/St. Lawrence Island Siberian Yupik), along with CNAY staff, attended Casey Family Program's National Tribal Leader Meeting held at the Marriott Inner Harbor Camden Yards.  

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