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Responsive Advocacy for 2SLGBTQ Native Youth

March 9, 2021 In response to February’s National Teen Dating Violence and Awareness Prevention Month (TDVAM), the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) partnered to host the webinar Call to Action: Responsive Advocacy for 2SLGBTQ Native Youth.  CNAY’s Executive Director, Nikki Pitre (she), moderated the discussion with three 2SLGBTQ youth within CNAY’s Generation Indigenous Network. Panelists included: Somáh Haaland (they/she), an interdisciplinary artist, Warren Mountain (he/they), a student and entrepreneur, and Lauren Poterek (she), a […]

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The Center for Native American Youth Announces Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship Application Extension

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Washington, DC, March 26, 2021— The Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) announced they have extended the application deadline for the Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship to April 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST. The fellowship is the first of its kind virtual storytelling and digital arts program created to empower young Indigenous women and femme-identifying leaders (ages 18-24) to raise awareness for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and […]

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“MY PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE”

On March 18, 2020 Center for Native American Youth Executive Director Nikki Pitre was a guest on the “Matter of Fact Listening Tour,” hosted by Soledad O’Brien. The digital tour special centers conversations around identity, race, and justice. “Native American and Indigenous peoples were the first citizens of this land, yet the road to U.S. citizenship […]

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The Center for Native American Youth Announces Community Partnerships to Create Community-Based Youth Recognition Programs.

Washington, DC, March 9, 2021 – The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) has partnered with both the Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC) and the  Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP) to create two community-based youth recognition programs: MHA Champions for Change on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and Growing into Wowachinyepi on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.    The two programs, modeled after CNAY’s national Champions for Change program, recognize youth leaders, support and elevate their voices, and aid in development of their leadership skills through experience-based learning and tailored […]

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