The Center for Native American Youth Announces Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship Application Extension
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC, March 26, 2021— The Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) announced they have extended the application deadline for the Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship to April 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST. The fellowship is the first of its kind virtual storytelling and digital arts program created to empower young Indigenous women and femme-identifying leaders (ages 18-24) to raise awareness for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits+ (MMIWG2S+) epidemic.
CNAY encourages femme-identifying youth to apply for this 6-month fellowship. It will be an opportunity to strengthen skills in leadership, learn directly from MMIWG2S+ leaders, and gain experience in digital storytelling and communications. Throughout the fellowship, leaders will create digital projects to raise awareness about the epidemic and to advocate for policies that better protect our Indigenous sisters.
Fellows do not need previous experience in creating digital projects and will be supported with tools and opportunities for learning catered to their specific digital media interest. The Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship is designed to not only support the entire creation process, but also offers emotional support and sisterhood as fellows navigate the challenges surrounding this issue.
Projects made by Remembering Our Sisters Fellows will contribute to the vast efforts to address MMIWG2S+ and will honor our sisters and families affected. We must collectively raise awareness and create action to end the MMIWG2S+ epidemic and to ensure our future generations can fully and safely live and thrive. No more stolen sisters.
For more information and to apply for the Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship, visit CNAY.org here.
About Center for Native American Youth
The Center for Native American Youth is a national education and advocacy organization working to improve the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American youth ages 24 and under. Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, Center for Native American Youth is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of the Aspen Institute, Center for Native American Youth is also overseen by a Board of Advisors. We strive to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth while fostering community-driven solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention. https://live-cnay.pantheonsite.io/