April 29 –  May 3, 2024

The NAYA Many Nations Academy Celebration is a week of recognition, celebrating our students, showcasing their work, and raising essential funds to help them thrive! The festivities include an online campaign and celebratory Student Showcase and Kloshe Tum’-tum* Hour.

2024 is NAYA’s 50th Anniversary! Since 1974, NAYA has been at the forefront of transforming lives and uplifting youth and families across the Portland region. As we celebrate our students, we also celebrate 50 years of serving our community with innovative and impactful programs like our Many Nations Academy. Since its inception nearly 170 students crossed the graduation stage to receive their high school diplomas! During our week-long celebration, we’ll be sharing student stories and voices–the journeys they’ve taken and where they are now. Your sponsorship dollars support their efforts in educational discovery and self determination.


The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) founded its Many Nations Academy (MNA) in 2007, in response to the low graduation rates of Portland’s Native youth. Operating in partnership with Portland Public Schools, the MNA offers a culturally appropriate and student-centered learning environment that approaches its rigorous high-school curriculum through Native ways of knowing.

The MNA offers a positive educational experience that integrates core Native American values and emphasizes academic excellence through student empowerment. With an eye toward college and career readiness, MNA students have access to NAYA’s College and Career services, incorporating post-high school preparation and ensuring that students have the skills, tools and support they need to succeed through college and beyond. Our project-based learning, small class sizes, and focus on relational learning honors the unique talents each student brings into our learning community.


2024 Sponsors


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Community Sponsors

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For questions or more information about supporting NAYA’s Many Nations Academy, please contact NAYA Development Director Ann Takamoto at (503) 288-8177, ext. 206, or email AnnT@nayapdx.org.