Decolonizing Native Youth Data

Using Indigenized research practices to recognize and empower Native communities

The Center for Native American Youth conducts various initiatives to ensure an accurate Native youth voice is heard and understood. Our data work assures that Native communities, organizations, and more have access to accurate Native youth data that reflects their collective thoughts, opinions, experiences, and needs. 

About Decolonizing Data

CNAY is decolonizing the collection of Native youth data in a number of ways. 

Through this work we hope to produce data that will strengthen the support for and lives of Native youth across the nation. If you would like access to any of our project datasets, please email