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Native Youth Orgs Join Forces for Native Youth Communications Boot Camp

On July 10, the Center for Native American Youth, We R Native, and United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) hosted a Communications Bootcamp in conjunction with UNITY’s annual conference. The 4-hour afternoon session gave Native youth a crash course in using various forms of media to share stories about youth-led community impact. Youth  worked together in small […]

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Native Food Sovereignty VISTA Fellowship

Hakaniyun (Hello in the Shoshoni Language) This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative‘s (IFAI) Native Food Sovereignty Fellows VISTA positions, supported by Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC). Up to 20 VISTA positions are available at 10 tribal governments and tribal communities throughout the United States. Space is limited, and IFAI is […]

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CNAY’s Two-Spirit LGBTQIA Youth Project Visits Portland, Oregon

June 26-28, CNAY staff visited the Portland, Oregon area to meet with and learn from Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA programs, leaders, and allies. This outreach trip is the first of three engagement opportunities through CNAY’s new project to support Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA Native youth. CNAY was joined by Se-ah-dom Edmo, the Movement Building Director at the Western States Center and […]

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Media Matters Ethics and Representation

Thursday, June 29, 2017, Washington, D.C. — The Center for Native American Youth visited the Smithsonian Folklife Festival to hear a panel moderated by Kojo Nnamdi on reporting news in and about communities of color. We heard Sebi Medina-Tayac, Simon Moya-Smith, and Sharon Shahid discuss how the media shapes the perception of immigrant and minority communities and […]

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