Center for Native American Youth Brave Heart Fellowship
2024 Brave Heart Fellowship Application
The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute is proud to announce a call for applicants for the 2024 Brave Heart Fellowship (BHF). This year’s cohort will be based in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and Alaska. Native youth working, or interested in working, to address the representation gap and inequities facing Indigenous Peoples in the fight for climate justice are encouraged to apply!
The Brave Heart Fellowship is for self-identified Native American and Indigenous youth, ages 18-24 years old, living in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Northern California. The program will enhance the advocacy skills of fellows and support their individual and collective efforts to mobilize across their communities to protect our environment, lands, waterways, and sacred sites. Offering a culturally immersive and experiential curriculum, the fellowship prioritizes intergenerational learning and knowledge sharing spaces with various individuals and organizations who have long been on the front lines of climate change.
The Brave Heart program directly supports community members and like-minded organizations addressing environmental disruption. The program is continuously developing a national network of climate activists and climate-driven organizations. CNAY believes that when we work together as a community, we can change the discourse surrounding environmental education and social change.
The application deadline is December 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM PCT.