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Open Letter to Native Youth: Pride Month

Dear Native Youth: Growing up my family always told me that we as human beings have masculinity and femineity within us. I know I have masculinity and femineity within myself. Some days I’m more masculine, some days I’m more feminine, and some days it’s a balance of both. When I look at myself I’m just […]

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CNAY Visits Cheyenne River Youth Project

May 17-18, 2021 The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) traveled to the Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP) in Eagle Butte, South Dakote located on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.  On the 17th, team CNAY arrived at the CRYP facility. Shortly after arriving, the team was invited on a tour by CRYP staff. Team members were […]

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An Open Letter to Native Youth

Dear Native Youth: I came out as gay when I was 16 years old in 1998 when the top songs were “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith and “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, among other notable hits. And I thought I was very cool because I had a mini disc player […]

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