Archives: October 2013

Class Creates Bike Commuters

NAYA hosted a Create-A-Commuter class on October 24th, in partnership with the Community Cycling Center. Twelve community members participated in the 5-hour workshop. The day included instruction on bike safety, road rules, flat tire repair, proper bicycling techniques, safety and more. The group also went on a group ride in the neighborhood and had lunchView Article >


NAYA Supports Marriage Equality Ballot Measure

It was announced today that the NAYA Board of Directors, at their recent meeting, unanimously voted to support the Oregon United for Marriage campaign, which is currently gathering signatures in an attempt to amend the Oregon Constitution to allow all loving couples the freedom to marry regardless of sex or orientation. The measure is expectedView Article >


eNEWS October 17, 2013

In this issue: NAYA GALA: Shaping the Next Generation of Leaders Win a NAYA Gala Table for $100! Native American Storytelling Festival click here to view eNEWS October 13, 2013 issue


Food Stamp Questions Answered

We’ve had many people asking us “What’s up with SNAP benefits (food stamps)?” The more people who know what is happening, possibly the less confusion. Please feel free to share the information below. Every October 1, SNAP benefits are adjusted to reflect changes in the cost of living. In April 2009, a law called TheView Article >


NAYA Community Development Staff Visits LEAD Conference

The LEAD Institute Conference is a major component of First Nation’s innovative Leadership and Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Development fellowship program, which is designed to provide training, mentorship and networking opportunities to emerging and existing Native American nonprofit professionals. The conference focused on three of First Nations’ program areas: asset-building strategies in Native communities, nonprofit capacity development andView Article >


A Homeownership Success Story

Brad and Ben had lived in 8 different apartments in 11 years. One apartment flooded, and rather than fix the leak their landlord would just dry the water. In another apartment, the owner decided to turn the building into condos, forcing 16 people to look for another home. Before they decided to purchase a home,View Article >