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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Champion for Change EllaMae Looney Presents at ATNI

EllaMae Looney is 17 years old and an enrolled member of the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakima Nation. This year, she will graduate from Nixyaawii Community School in Pendleton, OR. In the fall, EllaMae will attend University of Oregon on a full scholarship, where she will study linguistics to support more language preservation for her community. […]

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