2/27 Gen-I NOW: Native Youth & Culture Fund Project Grants

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is accepting proposals for its Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF) for projects that focus on youth and incorporate culture and tradition to address social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health or other social issues in Native communities. First Nations expects to award approximately 20 grants […]

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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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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.  The week began on Sunday evening with a welcome dinner where CNAY staff, Champs, and invited guests […]

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Q & A with 2019 Champion for Change, Charitie Ropati

Charitie is 17 years old. She is from Anchorage, Alaska and is a proud member of the Native Village of Kongiganak. Charitie is currently a senior attending Service High School in Anchorage. What issues affecting Native youth are you passionate about? The fact that Indigenous students continue to have some of the lowest graduation rates […]

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