What is Resilience?

Written by Nyché Tyme Andrew re·sil·ience  /rəˈzilyəns/  noun  the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.  the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.  In the study of environmental science, there are patterns that emerge in nature for ecosystems that undergo any kind of event. The term “resilience” is used […]

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CNAY Announces 2022 Champions for Change Class 

January 24, 2022  WASHINGTON, DC: Today, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute announced its 2022 Champions for Change class.   The Champions for Change program is a Native youth leadership initiative designed to highlight positive stories of impact from across the nation. Each year, five inspirational Native youth, ages 14-24, are selected as Champions. Throughout the one-year commitment, youth receive experience based learning […]

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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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