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Youth Leaders Attend Indigenous People’s March in Washington, D.C.

On Friday January 18th, 2019, youth leaders along with Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) staff attended the Indigenous People’s March (IPM) in Washington, D.C. The IPM served as an opportunity to “Unite Indigenous peoples across the world to stand together and to bring awareness to the injustices affecting Indigenous, men, women, and children,” according to march organizers.  

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Native Youth #OptOutside

The Gen-I #OptOutside Call to Action is part of The Center for Native American Youth’s partnership with REI to continue to build platforms for Native youth leaders to advocate for the protection of lands, sacred sites, and waterways. This collaboration highlights how stewardship of the outdoors is central to the value systems and cultures of indigenous communities across the country. As part of this collaboration, we asked Native youth leaders in the Gen-I network to join REI on the Friday after Thanksgiving to #OptOutside and share with us what nature and the outdoors means to them. Below are some highlights of the 2018 campaign.

Paul Wilson, The Klamath Tribes, 21 years old, Grand Prize Winner 
 

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