2021 Creative Native Winners Announced  

The Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Creative Native Call for Art was created by former Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow and renowned artist, Del Curfman (Apsáalooke). This Gen-I initiative is designed to provide space and support to Indigenous artists ages 5-24 years old across Indian Country.   For the 4th annual Call for Art, CNAY asked Native youth […]

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Meet Inaugural Cohort of Building Indigenous Communities of Hope Fellows

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2021  Washington, DC – The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute in partnership with Casey Family Programs, NMCAN, and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Law Center  are proud to announce the inaugural cohort of the Building Indigenous Communities of Hope Fellowship. The cohort is comprised of five incredible young leaders who are dedicated […]

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The Center for Native American Youth Announces the Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Washington, DC, March 2, 2021— The Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is proud to announce the launch of the Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship. This first of its kind virtual storytelling and digital arts program was 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 Two-Spirits+ (MMIWG2S+) epidemic, to honor our sisters and families affected, […]

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Open Letter to Native Youth: An Indigenous perspective on the events at our nation’s capital

Dear Native Youth, I write you this letter not just out of anger or concern, but of hope. A week ago, as a Nation, we witnessed an attempted coup – at President Trump’s direction – by white supremacists and other equally dangerous domestic extremist groups. Like many of my colleagues, I watched as the United […]

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