Archives: February 2014

Native Community Highlighted at County Address

Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal requested community member and NAYA Youth and Education Specialist Carlos McNair, Klamath and Modoc, to perform an honor song during Friday’s State of the County address. Her invitation of a Native performer to the event is an important moment in raising awareness of our community. Chair Madrigal’s speech began withView Article >

Native Graduation Rates Rise In PPS

New graduation numbers show a 15 point gain in the graduation rate for Native American students who attend Portland Public Schools. While substantial, and cause for celebration, the graduation rate remains below 50% for Native American youth, demonstrating the need to do more. NAYA has been working in partnership with Portland Public Schools for moreView Article >