Champs Week in Review

June 22, 2022 – The Champions for Change program is a Native youth leadership initiative designed to highlight positive stories of impact from Indian Country. The program is inspired by a 2011 White House initiative that develops young Native leaders through experience-based learning and tailored advocacy training.  Each year, the Center for Native American Youth […]

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“I felt alienated and struggled to stay connected to my Indigenous identity and I wondered if there were other students on campus who felt the same.”

As a Mohegan woman I have spent my life inspired by my ancestors, especially the Native women who have been vital to advocacy and creating change in my tribal community and beyond. Gladys Tantaquidgeon was one of the women whom I look up to every day, -aspiring to be like her and to make her […]

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Your Voice Matters: An Interview with Christina Kaltsukis

The Building Indigenous Communities of Hope Fellowship is designed for Native American youth passionate about transforming the foster care system. This fellowship is done in partnership with the Center for Native American Youth, Casey Family Programs, NMCAN, and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Law Center. We sat down with Christina Kaltsukis, a member of […]

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Leading Change: An Interview with Fawn Robinson

The Building Indigenous Communities of Hope Fellowship designed for Native American youth passionate about transforming the foster care system. This fellowship is done in partnership with the Center for Native American Youth, Casey Family Programs, NMCAN, and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Law Center. We sat down with Fawn Robinson, a member of the […]

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