Community

Community

Community survey results are in!  To read more click here.

Since time immemorial, Native communities have gathered to share in the strengths, tradition, and heritage of our people. Founded by the community for the community, NAYA is a cultural hub that supports youth, families, and Elders with resources that set people on paths of personally-defined success to achieve self-sufficiency. The Portland region is home to more than 40,000 Native American, Alaska Native and First Nations people. We call this place home, and envision a stronger, vibrant community for generations to come. Coming together to share resources, celebrate successes, and provide mutual support is what our community is about. Explore our Community for resources and information, to learn more about NAYA’s partners, and to read about the many successes of our people.

Explore the tabs on the left to learn more about:

Partners: NAYA partners and collaborates with many organizations to bring resources into the community for programming and services.  Learn more about the great work that our partners do.

Engagement: Do you want to get involved with the Native community? Learn more about ways to have your voice heard, find opportunities to participate in grassroots advocacy, and (re)connect with programs that need volunteers, mentors, or leadership.

Community Stories: Read about the many great things that people are doing in the Native community.  From overcoming educational barriers, starting a small business, and leading community with traditional values, the individuals in our community are amazing people and we are excited to share their stories.  Included in community stories is the Elders Wall project; an opportunity to hear the stories of our Elders. Learn more on the Elders Wall.