Invest in Native Youth

This Giving Tuesday, consider supporting The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) in our efforts to improve the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American Youth.  CNAY is a national education and advocacy organization that works alongside Native American youth from across the nation to provide opportunities, trainings, and platforms to support positive change. Native youth are capable of creating solutions to […]

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Native Youth Speak at the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) was fortunate to partner with the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute this Native American Heritage Month. On November 16th, the panel event, An Indigenous Approach to Sustainability, centered the advocacy and perspective of Native youth. The discussion was moderated by Evan Shea, a current graduate student at the University of Michigan. CNAY Youth Advisory […]

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A Reckoning in Representation: A Discussion with Paulina Alexis

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) focused on celebrating the resilience and strength of youth this Native American Heritage Month. This November, CNAY was fortunate to partner with FilmRise to discuss the film, Beans, with Paulina Alexis (Nakota Sioux Nation). Beans is the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story that had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. […]

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The White House Tribal Youth Forum

The White House and Nike N7, alongside the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute was proud to gather Native and tribal youth to participate in the White House Tribal Youth Forum. This forum featured high-level administration officials, special guests from Nike N7, and Native youth discussing a variety of topics and the intersections of mental health for […]

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