Author Archives: NAYA Communications

Chef Shawn: Graduate, Leader

Shawn Guerrero, Lummi, is a warmhearted person who is loved and respected in our community, and who overcame early obstacles to achieve success. At the age of thirteen Shawn became an active member of NAYA’s soccer team. While attending Terra Nova High School in Beaverton, Shawn struggled academically, and culturally. His involvement with NAYA influenced him to enroll in theView Article >

Renew your Oregon Health Plan Benefits

Did you receive a letter asking you to renew your OHP benefits? Every year, Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Healthy Kids members must update their information to make sure they still qualify for health benefits. When it is time for you to renew your benefits, OHP will send you a letter with instructions on howView Article >

15 Things to Know About NAYA in 2015

There’s a lot going on at NAYA, from vital new programs and bold, first-ever initiatives, to sustaining the traditions that bring our community together. Our organization is rich with cultural inspiration, from the land where we gather, work and play to the Indigenous lens that guides every program and service we offer. Below is ourView Article >

$250 in Prizes for Canoe Journey Logo Contest

The NAYA Urban Canoe Family is holding an art contest for community youth! $250 in 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will go to the best submissions (as judged by our Canoe Family). Design an art piece that will be used throughout our journey! To learn more about the Canoe Journey so your submission is theView Article >

Envision the Next 40 Years

(Update January 24th – This round of the survey is now closed but stay tuned for more information on results!) In 1974, parent and Elder volunteers came together to form the Native American Youth and Family Center. That’s the spirit of the Native community: combining our diverse strengths to create a path forward. As weView Article >

Apply Today for College Horizons!

College Horizons is a non-profit that helps facilitate the education for Native American Students. College Horizons is a 6-day program for high school sophomores or juniors to learn about the admissions process. This year College Horizon will be at Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME) and Standford University (Standford, CA) (Check flier for dates.) 99% of studentsView Article >

A Memorable Year Ends

ʔu gʷlapu, haʔɫ syaʔyaʔ (Hello, good friend) 2014 is coming to a close, and we want to thank our community for making our 40th year of service one of the most successful in our history. Our people have come together since time immemorial to identify and advance our priorities. No matter the issue we face,View Article >

Garden Volunteer D’ana Soto

D’Ana Soto, Mexican / Chihene / Apache, recently began volunteering in the NAYA Learning and Medicine Wheel Garden after coming to NAYA with Judy BlueHorse Skeletons’ PSU Capstone class, Indigenous Gardens & Food Justice. D’Ana’s love and connection with the plant world is evident through her 25 years of farming experience. She’s been an ancient seedView Article >