CNAY is now accepting nomination forms from tribal leaders, teachers, and youth who want to recognize a young Native leader creating positive change. Nominate someone today and CNAY will invite individuals to apply to the Champions for Change program! Read More
CNAY hosts a public event moderated by Senator Byron Dorgan in discussion with Native actor Chaske Spencer, a Native youth, and national leaders advocating for equity for Native youth. Read More
The Center for Native American Youth is dedicated to improving the health, safety and overall well-being of Native American youth through communication, policy development and advocacy.
The Center for Native American Youth, founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of the Aspen Institute, CNAY is also overseen by a Board of Advisors, Executive Committee, and Youth Advisory Board.