CNAY Welcomes New Staff to the Team

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is proud to announce the addition of three new staff members to our team in Washington, DC. With the addition of our new staff, CNAY is excited to move forward into 2019 to expand opportunities for Native youth to share their voices. Join us in welcoming our amazing new team members to CNAY:
 

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Announcing the 2019 Class of Champions for Change

Washington, DC, January 4, 2018 -- The Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) will celebrate its seventh cohort of CNAY Champions for Change through a series of recognition events in Washington, DC, next month. The 2019 Champions include Autumn Adams (Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation), Shandiin Herrera (Navajo Nation), Madison White (Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne), Charitie Ropati (Native Village of Kongiganak), and Adam Soulor (Mohegan Tribe).  

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House of Representatives Swear in First Two Native American Women

On the first day of the 116th Congress, Laguna Pueblo woman, Debra Haaland (NM-1) and Ho-Chunk Nation’s Sharice Davids (KS-3) were sworn into the House of Representatives. CNAY staff joined tribal leaders, citizens, and Congressional members from across the country at a reception to honor this historical event. Members of Congress in attendance included: Steny Hoyer (MD-5), Derek Kilmer (WA-6), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), and Gwen Moore (WI-04). Also in attendance was the #NoDAPL supporter and celebrity Mark Ruffalo, who took the time to meet and speak with tribal attendees. CNAY looks forward to working with this Congress to continue advocating on behalf of Native Youth.
 

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2018 State of Native Youth Report: Generation Indigenous

On November 16, the Center for Native American Youth released its annual State of Native Youth report. The report highlights young leaders who are working hard to create a brighter future for tribal nations, the programs that help them do so, and the policy issues that impact their lives. The report also shares what we’ve learned from community meetings with youth and service providers about the priorities and solutions that matter most. 

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