2022 Creative Native Call for Art Submissions Open 

September 27, 2022, Washington, DC: The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute is excited to announce the 5th annual Creative Native Call for Art is accepting submissions now through October 21, 2022.  Creative Native is a call for art that supports young Indigenous artists ages 5-24 years old by providing them […]

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Fellows Gather in Washington, DC

On Monday, July 18, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) hosted the inaugural cohort of Building Indigenous Communities of Hope Fellows. This fellowship is designed for Native American youth leaders passionate about transforming the foster care system. The six-month  fellowship is done in partnership with Casey Family Programs, NMCAN, and the Indian Child Welfare […]

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CNAY Attends Aspen Ideas Festival

Last week, CNAY staff Nikki Pitre and Maria Samaniego traveled to Aspen Colorado for the annual Aspen Ideas Festival, the Institute’s most prominent public event bringing together nearly 4,000 thought leaders from across the globe. We were honored to be able to nominate and be joined by fellows: Tracie Jackson, Anthony Tamez, Shandiin Herrera, Adrian […]

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CNAY Travels to Fort Peck Indian Reservation

June 15th, CNAY Staff Nikki Pitre, Maria Samaniego, and Kyra Antone along with board members Allison Binney and Mikah Carlos traveled to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.. Hosted by the American Indian Business Leaders, it was a privilege to join our Board of Advisors Vice Chair, Sam McCracken, in his homecoming and honor him. CNAY, […]

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