CNAY at the 35th Annual Elders and Youth Conference

In October, CNAY staff Nikki Pitre traveled to Anchorage to present at First Alaskan Institute’s 35th Annual Elders and Youth Conference. This year’s theme was Our Ancestors are Fire. There were over 2,000 attendees from throughout the state of Alaska. The conference featured elder keynotes as well as youth keynotes and was an inspiring event. Nikki presented on Leadership and Empowerment and worked with youth and elder attendees on the power of the personal narrative, leadership building and the importance of supporting each other and the fires we all have within. CNAY is grateful for the opportunity to participate in such a special conference and will be working to build a meaningful relationship with First Alaskan Institute to support Alaska Native youth.