Archives: April 2015

Join Us For Comcast Cares Day

NAYA is partnered with Comcast for Comcast Cares Day, Saturday, April 25th. We work in partnership with Hands on Greater Portland to mobilize employees, families and friends to revitalize neighborhood parks, beautify schools, stock community food banks, install computer labs at community centers, plant trees, conduct food drives and much more. Join us Saturday, andView Article >


NAYA Takes the #Gen-I Challenge

Executive Director Matt Morton, Squaxin Island, is in Washington D.C., meeting with leaders from across the Native American community of the US through his involvement with Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO), a program that connects indigenous people to strengthen our leadership and self-determination. AIO connected with Jodi Gillette, Standing Rock Sioux, Senior Policy Advisor forView Article >


Merehuka: ECA Graduate, Giving Back

“I saw a job posted on the NAYA website, and I thought ‘that’s the exact position that helped me. I would love to help another ECA student that way.’” Merehuka Heta-Lane, Menominee & Ngai Tuhoe Maori, went to high school in New Zealand – sometimes. “I was in and out of school. The credits andView Article >


Tamika: “If I Can Do It, She Can Do It”

Tamika Perez, Apache & Cherokee, has been an Early College Academy student for a year and a half, after she was kicked out of her last school after being involved in violence. Tamika’s mother worked hard to give her what she needed as a child despite not graduating from high school. “My dad never hadView Article >