2019 Champs Week Wrap Up

February 10-15, 2019 marked the 7th annual “Champs Week”, a time for the newly-named 2019 Champions for Change  Autumn, Adam, Charitie, Shandiin, and Madi — to join the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) in Washington, D.C. for a week of advocacy, change-making, and celebration.
 

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2019 Champions Take on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday and Thursday, February 13th –14th, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) joined the 2019 Champions for Change -- Autumn, Adam, Madi, Shandiin, and Charitie -- on Capitol Hill. Throughout the two days, the Champions each attended meetings with their elected officials in Congress to advocate for their tribal communities and their individual initiatives.
 

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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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