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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 CONGRATULATING THIS YEAR'S CENTER FOR NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH CHAMPIONS 
                               FOR CHANGE

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                         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

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congratulate them as they continue their honorable work.

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