Author Archives: Jacob Desch

News release – Celebrating first summer of Resurgence School

Native Youth and Family Center celebrates first summer of Resurgence School News release* 8/10/18 Portland, OR Above: Youth receive a lesson from Suzie Slockish at the salmon bake. On August 3rd, the Native American Youth and Family Center celebrated its final day of Resurgence School – an experimental, project-based summer program that helps youth developView Article >


NAYA’s New Summer School Program

An Intersection Between Indigenous Knowledge and High School Education. This summer NAYA received funding to develop a pilot project in experiential Indigenous education. With support from the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC), NAYA will host youth from July 2nd to August 3rd in the Resurgence Summer School. This year’s theme is “Responsibility to Ourselves,View Article >


NAYA’s 2nd Annual Spring Marketplace

Each year, NAYA’s gymnasium transforms into a bustling and festive marketplace – showcasing work from some of Portland’s finest Native American artists. In response to multiple requests from vendors at our Winter Marketplace, last year NAYA’s Community Development team decided to offer a Spring Marketplace to provide greater opportunities for Native business owners to meetView Article >