NAYA engages the local community in a variety of ways. We convene the Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable (PILR). We develop the next generation of community leadership through the Oregon LEAD cohort. We host the Portland Youth and Elders Council to identify and address community priorities. We hold forums to engage the community and gather input on issues and programming. We partner with diverse Native and mainstream organizations to strengthen the fabric of our Portland community. We are a member of the Coalition of Communities of Color, partnering with diverse community-based organizations working on behalf of equity and inclusion.
Our policy team works tirelessly to advocate at the local, state, national, and tribal levels on the issues that impact our communities. And we register voters and educate our community about the importance of staying civically-engaged.