CNAY Celebrates Retirement of Offensive Chief Wahoo Mascot

On January 29, Major League Baseball’s Cleveland franchise announced plans to retire its divisive Chief Wahoo mascot from the team’s uniforms in 2019. The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) recognizes that the misrepresentation of Native peoples through racist imagery, team names and mascots has been a longtime priority for Native […]

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Save the Date! Meet the Champions on February 13

Hear the inspiring stories that led Damien, Isabel, Shawna, EllaMae, and Anthony to be named 2018 Champions for Change. Collectively, these five Native American youth leaders are working to connect Native youth with the healing power of tribal lands, reintegrate formerly incarcerated Native Americans, advocate for Native youth in foster care, revitalize Native languages, and […]

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Champions for Change Application NOW OPEN!

The Center for Native American Youth’s Champions for Change (CFC) program is designed to recognize positive youth-led efforts, share stories of inspiration, and help young leaders develop their advocacy skills. The CFC program gives Native youth a national platform to: Educate new stakeholders about the challenges and strengths of Native communities, Lift up youth perspectives on the […]

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Mariah Gladstone Releases New Indigikitchen Video

Mariah Gladstone is a 2017 Champion for Change, decolonizing Native diets through her online cooking show Indigikitchen. Her videos teach viewers to create delicious meals from traditional ingredients that would have been found on the North American continent prior to settlers’ arrival. Mariah’s passion for this work comes from the knowledge that the disproportionate rate at which Native […]

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