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The Journey Is Not Over

Content Warning: this blog mentions suicide and contains personal experiences and stories of personal hardship. The purpose is to destigmatize mental health and to embrace, love and empower young people. CNAY is proud to provide young leaders agency in narrative sharing and empower them in sharing their truth. Lexie James “Blog” kinda, not reallyI survived twice and decided […]

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2021 Building Indigenous Communities of Hope Fellowship Application 

The Building Indigenous Communities of Hope Fellowship at the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute is designed for Native American youth (ages 18-24) who have lived experience in the foster care system. Fellows will receive a series of intensive trainings, speaking opportunities, and engagements that enhance their advocacy skills. This four-month fellowship is in […]

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Tele-Native Youth: Nature of Love

Greetings to all y’all and wishing you blessings in your everyday walk of life. On Wednesday May 19th, 2021 we completed another Tele-Native Youth Webinar titled “Nature of Love- Song release”.  We had both the song writers- Connie Lim and Ari Afsar and one of the tribal youth- Cordelia Falls Down present for the live show.  The song was composed a while […]

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CNAY’s Youth Advisory Board Announces 2021-2022 Executive Committee

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is guided and informed by the CNAY Youth Advisory Board (YAB). This advisory board consists of Native youth leaders, from across the nation, dedicated to the center’s mission of improving the health, safety and overall well-being of the Native American youth population.   Each year, the YAB holds elections for the executive positions of chair, vice chair and secretary. These elected officers provide leadership to the organization and to their fellow board members. This year, elections were hosted […]

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