Tohono O’odham Nation shares impacts of the border and discusses youth-led land conservation efforts

“You may look around and see desert but to us O’odham, everything you see here is sacred to us: the animals, the sticks, plants, stones… everything is sacred”  The Tohono O’odham Nation’s traditional land includes the Sonora Desert, Mexico, Arizona, and California. Today, the United States federally recognized tribe’s reservation is roughly the size of Connecticut and shares a 62-mile […]

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Tribal Advisory Committee meeting for the Administration for Children and Families

Tuesday March 03, 2020, Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) Acting Executive Director, Nikki Pitre and Intern, Helen John attended the Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).   During the meeting, Pitre, Coeur d’Alene Tribe, gave a presentation highlighting the outstanding work being done by CNAY’s youth led groups, which included youth from the 2020 Class of Champions for Change, CNAY Youth Advisory Board, and the Cultural Preservation […]

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Day One: Champions for Change Week

Yá’át’ééh (hello), from Washington DC! Day one of Champions for Change week, here at the Aspen Institute, is officially in the books. The Champions started off the morning with a workshop titled Historical Trauma: Reimaging of Tribal Communities through Post Traumatic Growth led by Dr. Billie Jo Kipp. Owen Oliver, a Champion from the Quinault and Isleta Pueblo […]

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Join Keynote Speaker, Paulette Jordan, at the 2020 Champions for Change Public Event

Join us and hear the inspiring story of the 2020 Champions for Change Public Event keynote speaker, Paulette Jordan. Paulette is a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, a United States Senate candidate for Idaho, a former state house representative, and a champion for youth. She will provide keynote remarks at the Aspen Institute on the […]

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