WEBINARS

A collective strength-based approach to reimaging COVID-19 for Native Youth Wellness

Tele-Native Youth Webinars

CNAY hosts Tele-Native Youth webinars bi-weekly for youth to speak with professionals in the field on topics amid COVID-19 such as: Laugher is Medicine, Back to School in COVID-19Art is Medicine, & Indigenizing Higher Education. 

CNAY intends on hosting virtual community for Native American youth in this capacity until it is safe for us to come together again. We know that COVID-19 is counterintuitive to our way of being, to access collective coping strategies, and to access the collective strength of our people. Tele-Native Youth uses an empowerment model; supporting Native Youth narrative, increasing skills, knowledge, networks and motivates our viewers. 

To watch Tele-Native Youth LIVE Wednesday’s at 4:00 PM EST, please visit www.facebook.com/center4native.

Tele-Native Youth: Nature of Love

Greetings to all y'all and wishing you blessings in your everyday walk of life. On Wednesday May 19th, 2021 we completed another Tele-Native Youth Webinar titled "Nature of Love- Song release".  We had both the song writers- Connie Lim and Ari Afsar and one of the…

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Tele-Native Youth: Celebrating Black & Indigenous Excellence

Center for Native American Youth Tele-Native Youth: Celebrating Black & Indigenous Excellence In celebration of Black History Month, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) hosted a webinar, “Celebrating Black & Indigenous Excellence” through Tele-Native Youth.   CNAY Youth Advisor Board Vice-Chair, Anthony Tamez-Pochel moderated…

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Tele-Native Youth: Our People, Our Future

On January 27th, we resumed our "webinar Wednesday". We had an outstanding panel of young leaders who conducted an open discussion about our Nation. We asked each panelist what about their hopes for our Nation, and what systems need to…

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Tele-Native Youth: Traditional Foods

By: Ruben Littlehead, Northern Cheyenne Hello, hello, I hope everyone's Christmas was a good one and you are ready to bring in the new year... 2021! On Wednesday, December 16th, 2020, I had the honor and privilege, once again, to host…

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Tele-Native Youth: The Show Must Go On!

By: Ruben Littlehead, Northern Cheyenne On December 2nd, 2020, I had the honor and privilege once again to host and moderate an awesome webinar titled "the Show must go on". It featured some founding social media personnel-Whitney Rencountre II of Social Distance…

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Tele-Native Youth: Resilient Communities & COVID-19

By: Ruben Littlehead, Northern Cheyenne On Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, TeleNative Youth held our usual "Webinar Wednesday" where the topic of discussion was Resilient Communities & COVID-19. As the moderator, once again, I had the honor and privilege to host a…

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Tele-Native Youth: Laughter is Medicine

By: Ruben Littlehead, Northern Cheyenne The title of this webinar: Laughter is Medicine, was definitely what we anticipated it to be. It truly was medicine. I had the honor and privilege to moderate once again an exciting hour of awesome…

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Tele-Native Youth: Back to School in COVID-19

By: Jarrette Werk, A'aniiih & Nakoda, CNAY Communications Lead Navigating the school year during a global pandemic is no easy task. This week on Tele-Native Youth, we wanted to take some time to talk about the obstacles and challenges high…

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Tele-Native Youth: Art is Medicine

By: Ruben Littlehead, Northern Cheyenne This webinar included three talented artisans, Del Curfman, Kami Jo Whiteclay, and Aydrian Day, who shared their personal story and inner passions about their artwork. All three artists also spoke about their tribal background and…

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Tele-Native Youth: Indigenizing Higher Education

By: Ruben Littlehead, Northern Cheyenne This webinar included three dynamic Native scholars, Charitie Ropoti (Yup'ik & Sāmoan), Owen Oliver (Quinault (Chinook) & Isleta Pueblo), and Dr. Twyla Baker (Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara), all spoke very eloquently and professional about higher…

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Tele-Native Youth: Dancing is Medicine

By: Ruben Littlehead, Northern Cheyenne This webinar included special guests from across the globe, our relatives from New Zealand. I had the honor and privilege to moderate this awesome webinar and ask these five dancers: Cassidy Makiha, Chas Samoa, Fa'asu…

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Decolonizing Democracy

By: Chance Rush, Hidatsa, Arapaho, Dakota, Oneida, & Otoe, Cloudboy Consulting,  LLC This webinar featured a great panel that took 'Decolonizing Democracy' in many different directions and perspectives. I had the privilege to moderate a discussion with Isabel Coronado, Anthony Tamez-Pochel,…

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Music is Medicine Part I

By: Chance Rush, Hidatsa, Arapaho, Dakota, Oneida, & Otoe, Cloudboy Consulting,  LLC This Special Edition of Tele-Native Youth is exactly what our listeners needed. In the hour-long discussion, we talked about the styles of music and what it has done for…

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Our People, Our Places

By: Chance Rush, Hidatsa, Arapaho, Dakota, Oneida, & Otoe, Cloudboy Consulting, LLC On behalf of the Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute, I had the privilege to moderate the 5th episode of The Tele-Native Youth Webinar Series. The…

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Indigenous LGBTQ+2S Youth Celebrate Pride

By: Chance Rush, Hidatsa, Arapaho, Dakota, Oneida, & Otoe, Cloudboy Consulting,  LLC I had the privilege to moderate and go into great detail with four amazing guests whom did an outstanding job shedding light on so much information and encouraging…

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Movement is Medicine Part II

By: Chance Rush, Hidatsa, Arapaho, Dakota, Oneida, & Otoe, Cloudboy Consulting,  LLC It was a great honor to moderate Movement is Medicine Part II with Xavier Littlehead, Kimaura/Enahaogwahs Schindler, and Thosh Collins with wife Chelsey Luger. This line up brought…

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Music is Medicine Part I

By: Chance Rush, Hidatsa, Arapaho, Dakota, Oneida, & Otoe, Cloudboy Consulting,  LLC This Special Edition of Tele-Native Youth is exactly what our listeners needed. In the hour-long discussion, we talked about the styles of music and what it has done for…

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Tele-Native Youth Webinar Series

Tele-Native Youth is an ongoing webinar series made by Native youth, for Native youth. Every other Wednesday, you can hear youth speaking with professionals in the field on topics amid COVID-19 such as mental and behavioral health, physical wellbeing, connecting to the outdoors and…

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