Champion for Change EllaMae Looney Presents at ATNI

EllaMae Looney is 17 years old and an enrolled member of the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakima Nation. This year, she will graduate from Nixyaawii Community School in Pendleton, OR. In the fall, EllaMae will attend University of Oregon on a full scholarship, where she will study linguistics to support more language preservation for her community. […]

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Native Youth Speak at Casey Family Programs Tribal Leader Meeting

Native youth panelists LtR: Damien Carlos, Jessica Bradby, Isabel Coronado, Kendrick Eagle On May 14th, Casey Family Programs hosted their annual National Tribal Leaders Meeting in Washington, DC. The meeting brought together stakeholders to discuss the child welfare system in Indian Country. Four Native youth leaders – Kendrick Eagle, Jessica Bradby, Damien Carlos and Isabel […]

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Claudia Elm and Taytum Weaver Named 2018 CNAY-Brown Scholars

CNAY is proud to have partnered with Brown University Pre-College Programs to offer full-tuition scholarships for two Native students to attend a course at Brown this summer. We’re pleased to recognize Claudia Elm and Taytum Weaver as our 2018 CNAY-Brown Summer Scholars! Claudia Elm Haudenosaunee Confederacy 16 years old Hometown: Akron, New York Program: Summer@Brown Claudia is 16 years […]

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Cherokee Youth Christian Smith Earns 2018 CNAY-Columbia Scholarship

The Center for Native American Youth partners with Columbia University to offer a full-tuition, residential scholarship for one Native student to attend Columbia’s Summer Immersion Program for High School Students. CNAY is pleased to recognize Christian Smith as our 2018 CNAY-Columbia Summer Scholar! Christian is 18 years old, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and a junior […]

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