Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
CONGRATULATING THIS YEAR'S CENTER FOR NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH CHAMPIONS FOR CHANGE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 28
(Extensions of Remarks - February 13, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E168-E169] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CONGRATULATING THIS YEAR'S CENTER FOR NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH CHAMPIONS FOR CHANGE ______ HON. RAUL M. GRIJALVA of arizona in the house of representatives Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Mr. GRIJALVA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize and congratulate the impressive accomplishments of five Native American youth who were chosen as this year's Center for Native American Youth Champions for Change. The Aspen Institute's Center for Native American Youth, or CNAY, will celebrate its seventh cohort of CNAY Champions for Change through a series of recognition events and leadership development trainings in Washington, D.C. this week. Today we recognize Autumn Adams, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Shandiin Herrera, Navajo Nation, Madison White, Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne, Charitie Ropati, Native Village of Kongiganak, and Adam Soulor, The Mohegan Tribe, who will serve as representatives of the next generation of leaders in Indian Country for the next year. From Alaska to Connecticut, and now Washington, D.C., these impressive young leaders advocate on issues like decolonizing education standards, supporting victims of sexual assault, and improving child welfare systems. For their dedication to their communities and as leaders to their peers, I would like to [[Page E169]] congratulate them as they continue their honorable work. ____________________