Nomination Form

Nominations will be accepted from August 29, 2022 - September 16, 2022
The California Native Youth Collective is an initiative under the Generation Indigenous Network (Gen-I) focused on strengthening Native youth leadership to increase overall community wellness.
We are looking for young leaders who have demonstrated commitment to bettering their communities. This can be done through a school or in a program, on their reservation or urban community. Ambassadors aspire to grow in skills to support their work, connect with other youth leaders, and receive resources through CNAY to amplify their platforms. We invite nominations and self-nominations of individuals who meet the following criteria: 
  • Self-identify as Native or Indigenous; 
  • Are between the ages of 18 and 24 years old; and  
  • Currently reside in California
All nominees, regardless of acceptance, will be named Gen-I Ambassadors and will receive opportunities to engage with CNAY and the Gen-I Network.

Below is the online nomination form for Tribal leaders, community leaders, teachers, mentors, family member, peers and/or self-nomination to nominate an Ambassador for CNAY's California Native Youth Collective (Gen-l).

Please contact JBTC at or if you have questions about the application process or nomination form. You can also visit www. for more details and up-to-date information.

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* 1. Nominator Information

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* 2. Nominee Information
Please provide the following information about the young person you are nominating for CNAY's California Native Youth Collective.

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* 3. Please select one or more categories that align with the young person's leadership initiative(s).

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* 4. Please tell us why you are nominating this young person for CNAY's California Native Youth Collective? Tell us about the young person's leadership; their impact in the school and/or community; activities or initiatives they lead; and describe any challenges they have overcome to make a difference in their community.

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* 5. (Optional) Please use this space for any additional comments that CNAY should take into account when considering this applicant as a candidate for the California Native Youth Collective initiative.

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* 6. Electronic Signature - Recommender
Please provide your electronic signature below:

I certify that all the information provided in this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

Thank you!

Thank you for nominating a young person for the California Native Youth Collective at the Center for Native American Youth. We will contact this individual soon to invite them to apply!

If you have questions about the California Native Youth Collective or nomination process, please contact JBTC at