NAYA Accelerator Graduate Featured in Mercatus

This guest-written blog by Dez Ramirez appears courtesy of Mercatus. Photo by Kari Rowe. Imagine a thank you gift so big, so impactful, it inspired your life’s purpose. Such is the story of Hugh Amaguq Ahnatook (Inupiaq) and Sacred Waters Fish Company. In 2016, fires ripped through the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington, and AhnatookView Article >

Community Resources during COVID-19

NAYA knows that Indigenous people have a long history of resiliency in times of uncertainty. Even so, we hope that providing information on community resources is helpful for those families making rapid adjustments in routines and behaviors due to COVID-19. COVID-19 INFORMATION & UPDATES Governor Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” Order Multnomah County Health DepartmentView Article >

March 15 COVID-19 Update: Building Closure

We at NAYA know we are all in this together. These are unprecedented times, and the health and safety for all are at the forefront of our decision making. Understanding that information on COVID-19 can sometimes change hour by hour, our team has been working through the weekend to update our plans to minimize orView Article >

March 13 COVID-19 Update

NAYA is taking active measures to protect the community we serve from COVID-19. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to continue serving the community while balancing the health needs of our community and our staff. In light of new developments regarding COVID-19, NAYA’s Many Nations Academy will be closed beginning Monday,View Article >

Is 2020 the year you buy a home?

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.   The Native American Youth and Family Center will host our 14th Annual NAYA Housing to Homeownership Fair to be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at NAYA . The NAYA Housing to Homeownership Fair offers valuable information and resources with free food, educational workshops, vendor booths, and networking opportunities.View Article >

Look at what we achieved together

What a year it’s been! For many Native Americans, Winter Solstice marked the beginning of the new year. Because it’s a time of reflection, we wanted to share the difference your support and participation made in 2019. This year, NAYA: Touched the lives of 10,000 people through wraparound, grassroots services and culture-based community programming RenamedView Article >

Invest in a culture that protects Native children

Why is it important to invest in NAYA’s work? Our cultural programs provide critical support for Portland’s Native American youth that truly make a difference in their lives. Western research is finally catching up to what Native organizations like NAYA have long known: connection to culture is a protective factor for Native youth. Youth exposedView Article >

Give a Little, Get a Lot Back

It’s December and that means NAYA’s biggest end-of-year fundraising efforts are in full swing. NAYA has once again been selected for inclusion in Willamette Week’s Give!Guide, Portland’s easiest path to year-end giving. One reason we love participating in the Give!Guide comes down to one word: INCENTIVES. We’ve got them, and they are great. First, donateView Article >