We are Native Women, Woven with Resilience

In honor of Women’s History Month, 2019 Champion for Change Shandiin Herrera of the Navajo Nation writes in this guest blog about the strength she finds in her identity as a Native woman. In the blog, Herrera honors the women of her past who have paved the way, thanks the women of the present who […]

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CNAY Youth Board Members Speak at Tribal Leader Gathering

March 19th, 2019, Washington D.C. — Center for Native American Youth (CNAY)Youth Advisory Board members Nancy Deere-Turney, Mikah Carlos, Rory Wheeler, and Autumn Adams joined Casey Family Programs for their semi-annual tribal leaders extensive working session. The tribal leaders and youth participants engaged in panels, strategy sessions, and working groups centered around Casey Family Programs’ 2020: Building Communities of Hope, which is a nationwide […]

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2018 Gen-I Native Youth Reception Speakers

Each year, the Gen-I Native Youth Summer Networking Reception connects DC-based Native youth, ages 14-24, with other local indigenous youth and professionals. Here’s a list of this year’s featured speakers. Sedelta Oosahwee (Three Affiliated/Cherokee) currently serves as a Senior Program/Policy Analyst/Specialist (American Indian/Alaska Native Liaison) with the National Education Association (NEA). In this role she serves as a […]

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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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