Author Archives: JR LIlly

Looking back, looking forward

Many Native American Tribes throughout Turtle Island look to the heavens to mark significant times and seasons. As the new year approaches, we take the opportunity to reflect. Looking back, we celebrate our community’s  passion, dedication and hard work, and share our gratitude for the outstanding progress we have all made. And, we thank YOU,View Article >

Oregon LEAD Builds Power in Native Community

For almost 10 years, NAYA’s Oregon LEAD Program has evolved as a staple for building Native leadership in the Portland Metro Area and across Oregon’s tribal communities. Originally, as a part of the First Nations Development Institute, LEAD stood for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Development. At that time, LEAD focused primarily on Native non-profit managementView Article >