Erik Stegman Receives Award from Native Americans in Philanthropy for Commitment to Native American Youth

Washington, DC, October 7, 2019—Erik Stegman, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Native Americans in Philanthropy’s (NAP) #GenerationIndigenous Award. This inaugural award celebrates his commitment to Native American youth.  “I’m truly honored to receive this award and I’m proud that CNAY is seen as a valued partner with philanthropy,” stated Stegman. […]

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Pride Month Q&A with CNAY’s Erik Stegman

CNAY Staff sat down with Executive Director Erik Stegman to chat about his work with LGBTQ+ youth and his experience as a Native and LGBTQ+ professional. Erik is Carry the Kettle First Nation (Nakoda) and serves as the Executive Director at the Center for Native American Youth. Before joining the CNAY team, Erik led field outreach […]

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CNAY Staff Nikki Pitre Attends In Solidarity Conference

In May, CNAY Staff Nikki Pitre was invited to facilitate a deep-dive session as well as provide a closing keynote at the In Solidarity We Rise Conference in Atlanta, GA. In Solidarity is hosted by the National Crittenton, an organization that catalyzes social and systems change for girls and young women impacted by chronic adversity, violence and injustice. […]

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CNAY Leadership Attends MBK Rising in Oakland

February 18-20, Oakland, California — This week, Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) Executive Director, Erik Stegman, and Associate Director, Nikki Pitre, joined My Brother’s Keeper Rising! (MBK Rising!) in Oakland, California. They were joined by several youth leaders and partner organizations to represent Native young men and boys. MBK Rising! brought together approximately a thousand of young men of […]

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