CNAY Visits Champion for Change Anthony Tamez in Chicago

On May 3-5, CNAY visited Champion for Change Anthony Tamez in Chicago for the Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative Urban Native Education Conference. Along with the conference, CNAY enjoyed a tour of Anthony’s home community. Anthony and his family first welcomed CNAY to Chicago with a tour of the Chicago American Indian Center. The AIC is a gathering place for […]

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​CNAY Welcomes Cheyenne River Youth Project Growing into Wowachinyepi Champions for Change

On April 8-11, the Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute welcomed five Native youth advocates and two program coordinators from theCheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP) to Washington, DC. Oliver, Daniel, Randi, Jaymalee, Claudia and their chaperones come from Growing into Wowachinyepi (Growing into Leadership), a pilot youth recognition program inspired by CNAY’s Champions for Change. On Sunday, […]

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April 9 Welcome Reception for Lakota Youth

April 5, 2018. WASHINGTON, DC — The Cheyenne River Youth Project® recently announced that the five Lakota teens participating in its innovative “Growing Into Wowachinyepi” program have earned their naming ceremonies, certificates of achievement and a wopila (thank you) dinner. In addition to being honored in their tribal community, these five accomplished young people will join […]

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Growing Into Wowachinyepi Lakota Youth Leaders

Meet the five Lakota teens traveling to Washington, DC as part of the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Growing Into Wowachinyepi youth leadership program. Claudia Iron Hawk is 18 years old and a student at Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School. Her initiative focuses on Lakota language and culture revitalization. To strengthen her ties to her culture and language, Claudia […]

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