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NAYA Family Center

5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
1-503-288-8177 http://nayapdx.org

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April 2019

10th Annual Early College Academy Luncheon

April 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Join us for one of our most inspiring events of the year, as we celebrate our youth and their journeys, at the 10th Annual Early College Academy Luncheon. We are thrilled to showcase the strength of our Early College Academy (ECA) students and the commitments they make to themselves, their education and their families - and we invite you to be a part of their success! Come and enjoy a Native-inspired lunch, as we celebrate student achievement, and raise essential funds…

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Chxi San Playgroup

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Chxi San is a Chinook Wawa word meaning “New Day”. Chxi San is a community oriented playgroup for parents and their children, pre-birth through age five, that creates a nurturing circle of care through culturally focused, child-centered, and developmentally appropriate play in a structured environment. In the following play areas, parents and children learn that: Manipulatives and Village Making – promotes speech and language development; Dramatic Play – promotes speech and language development, imagination and creativity; Storytelling – encourages and models imagination, creativity,…

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Homebuyer Education Workshop

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Pathways Home: Homebuyer Education class takes you through the steps to reach mortgage-readiness and each step of the home buying process. This interactive class uses current, culturally specific information and exercises from Pathways Home: A Native Homeownership Guide (developed by the National American Indian Housing Council, NeighborWorks America and Oweesta). Pathways Home is a FREE 8-hour class – NAYA provides all materials and lunch. Information is presented by NAYA Family Center Homeownership Program Staff and guest presenters from the…

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Oregon LEAD Cohort 2018-2019 Graduation

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Celebrate our 2018-2019 LEAD Cohort's graduation with us! Come see the amazing projects these leaders have been working on and hear about the asipirations they have for our community.   All family, friends, program alumni and community members are welcome to celebrate with us on this special occasion. Food will be provided!   The Oregon LEAD Program is a culturally-specific leadership development program designed to build capacity across Oregon's Native communities. We seek to forge a collaborative network of Native…

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Positive Indian Parenting: Harmony in Child-Rearing

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Positive Indian Parenting is an eight week course focusing on traditional and culturally specific parenting practices and values. We will explore attitudes in a variety of traditional child-rearing ways and apply them to values and challenges of modern parenting skills. Session 4: Harmony in Child-Rearing This session is designed to explore the traditional concept of harmony as it related to family life. Harmony, balance, and the relationships among all things will be examined by parents as they look at ways…

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May 2019

Culture Night

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Stop in to Culture Night for fun activities and discussions! Culture Night is a time for families and community members to come together and share a meal, to learn traditions, crafts, and to practice intertribal powwow drumming and dancing. Culture Nights feature guest speakers, arts instructors and volunteers who guide community members to explore the many traditions of our diverse cultures. Families will have the opportunity to learn together and connect with other community members. This is also a great…

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Family Play Group

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Family Play Group is an approach that incorporates opportunities for brain development that can come from the fun of play. Join NAYA and the Future Generations Collaborative for a unique, multi-sibling play group, where families and children are joyfully learning together. The Family Play Group will be held the second Wednesday of each month.

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Homeownership Orientation

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Homeownership Program invites all members of Portland’s Native American community to our Homeownership Program Orientation. Would you like to know more about our Homeownership Services, including Homebuyer Education, Homeownership Coaching, program resources and referrals? If so, this session is the first step in finding out how we can support you on your path to homeownership. Questions? See contact below.

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Homebuyer Education Workshop

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Pathways Home: Homebuyer Education class takes you through the steps to reach mortgage-readiness and each step of the home buying process. This interactive class uses current, culturally specific information and exercises from Pathways Home: A Native Homeownership Guide (developed by the National American Indian Housing Council, NeighborWorks America and Oweesta). Pathways Home is a FREE 8-hour class – NAYA provides all materials and lunch. Information is presented by NAYA Family Center Homeownership Program Staff and guest presenters from the…

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NAYA Spring Marketplace

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Save the date for the NAYA Spring Marketplace!   Each year, NAYA’s gymnasium transforms into a bustling and festive marketplace – showcasing work from some of Portland’s finest Native American artists.  In response to multiple requests from vendors at our Winter Marketplace, NAYA’s Community Development team decided to offer a Spring Marketplace to provide greater opportunities for Native business owners to meet new customers and get their goods to market. Our Second Annual Spring Marketplace took place on May 12th…

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Positive Indian Parenting: Traditional Behavior Management

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Positive Indian Parenting is an eight week course focusing on traditional and culturally specific parenting practices and values. We will explore attitudes in a variety of traditional child-rearing ways and apply them to values and challenges of modern parenting skills. Session 5: Traditional Behavior Management This session is designed to explore behavior management through looking at traditional ways and modern skills. It examines several old teachings about discipline and introduces the parent to modern concepts. Parents are asked to examine…

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Culture Night

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Stop in to Culture Night for fun activities and discussions! Culture Night is a time for families and community members to come together and share a meal, to learn traditions, crafts, and to practice intertribal powwow drumming and dancing. Culture Nights feature guest speakers, arts instructors and volunteers who guide community members to explore the many traditions of our diverse cultures. Families will have the opportunity to learn together and connect with other community members. This is also a great…

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PYEC Monthly Meeting

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Portland Youth and Elders Council is a grassroots advocacy group housed at NAYA Family Center, and is open to everyone interested in building a strong civic connection with the local Native American community. Our mission is to strengthen the quality of life for the Portland American Indian and Alaska Native Community by encouraging local leadership, community development, and the practice of culture, values, and traditions. The purpose of these gathering are: Unity: Bring Native American community, families, and organizations together Cross-generational conversation: strengthen ties…

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Positive Indian Parenting: Lessons of Mother Nature

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Positive Indian Parenting is an eight week course focusing on traditional and culturally specific parenting practices and values. We will explore attitudes in a variety of traditional child-rearing ways and apply them to values and challenges of modern parenting skills. Session 6: Lessons of Mother  Nature This session is designed to explore how Indian families traditionally taught living skills and social skills. It examines how nature was used as a teacher and how the examples from nature taught people to…

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June 2019

Positive Indian Parenting: Praise in Traditional Parenting

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Positive Indian Parenting is an eight week course focusing on traditional and culturally specific parenting practices and values. We will explore attitudes in a variety of traditional child-rearing ways and apply them to values and challenges of modern parenting skills. Session 7: Praise in Traditional Parenting This session will explore the role of praise in traditional parenting. It introduces the ideas that praise and positive reinforcement played an important part in child-rearing in the past and are still important today.…

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Homeownership Orientation

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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  The Homeownership Program invites all members of Portland’s Native American community to our Homeownership Program Orientation. Would you like to know more about our Homeownership Services, including Homebuyer Education, Homeownership Coaching, program resources and referrals? If so, this session is the first step in finding out how we can support you on your path to homeownership. Questions? See contact below.

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Family Play Group

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Family Play Group is an approach that incorporates opportunities for brain development that can come from the fun of play. Join NAYA and the Future Generations Collaborative for a unique, multi-sibling play group, where families and children are joyfully learning together. The Family Play Group will be held the second Wednesday of each month.

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Homebuyer Education Workshop

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Pathways Home: Homebuyer Education class takes you through the steps to reach mortgage-readiness and each step of the home buying process. This interactive class uses current, culturally specific information and exercises from Pathways Home: A Native Homeownership Guide (developed by the National American Indian Housing Council, NeighborWorks America and Oweesta). Pathways Home is a FREE 8-hour class – NAYA provides all materials and lunch. Information is presented by NAYA Family Center Homeownership Program Staff and guest presenters from the…

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PYEC Monthly Meeting

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Portland Youth and Elders Council is a grassroots advocacy group housed at NAYA Family Center, and is open to everyone interested in building a strong civic connection with the local Native American community. Our mission is to strengthen the quality of life for the Portland American Indian and Alaska Native Community by encouraging local leadership, community development, and the practice of culture, values, and traditions. The purpose of these gathering are: Unity: Bring Native American community, families, and organizations together Cross-generational conversation: strengthen ties…

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Positive Indian Parenting: Choices in Parenting

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Positive Indian Parenting is an eight week course focusing on traditional and culturally specific parenting practices and values. We will explore attitudes in a variety of traditional child-rearing ways and apply them to values and challenges of modern parenting skills. Session 8: Choices in Parenting This session is designed to help parents explore the things that Indian parents face today. It addresses the question "What makes it hard to be an Indian parent?" Parents are asked to examine again where…

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July 2019

Family Play Group

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Family Play Group is an approach that incorporates opportunities for brain development that can come from the fun of play. Join NAYA and the Future Generations Collaborative for a unique, multi-sibling play group, where families and children are joyfully learning together. The Family Play Group will be held the second Wednesday of each month.

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Homeownership Orientation

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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  The Homeownership Program invites all members of Portland’s Native American community to our Homeownership Program Orientation. Would you like to know more about our Homeownership Services, including Homebuyer Education, Homeownership Coaching, program resources and referrals? If so, this session is the first step in finding out how we can support you on your path to homeownership. Questions? See contact below.

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PYEC Presents: Annual Community Summer BBQ!

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Portland Youth and Elders Council is a grassroots advocacy group housed at NAYA Family Center, and is open to everyone interested in building a strong civic connection with the local Native American community. Our mission is to strengthen the quality of life for the Portland American Indian and Alaska Native Community by encouraging local leadership, community development, and the practice of culture, values, and traditions. The purpose of these gathering are: Unity: Bring Native American community, families, and organizations together Cross-generational conversation: strengthen ties…

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Homebuyer Education Workshop

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Pathways Home: Homebuyer Education class takes you through the steps to reach mortgage-readiness and each step of the home buying process. This interactive class uses current, culturally specific information and exercises from Pathways Home: A Native Homeownership Guide (developed by the National American Indian Housing Council, NeighborWorks America and Oweesta). Pathways Home is a FREE 8-hour class – NAYA provides all materials and lunch. Information is presented by NAYA Family Center Homeownership Program Staff and guest presenters from the…

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August 2019

Homeownership Orientation

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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  The Homeownership Program invites all members of Portland’s Native American community to our Homeownership Program Orientation. Would you like to know more about our Homeownership Services, including Homebuyer Education, Homeownership Coaching, program resources and referrals? If so, this session is the first step in finding out how we can support you on your path to homeownership. Questions? See contact below.

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Family Play Group

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Family Play Group is an approach that incorporates opportunities for brain development that can come from the fun of play. Join NAYA and the Future Generations Collaborative for a unique, multi-sibling play group, where families and children are joyfully learning together. The Family Play Group will be held the second Wednesday of each month.

Find out more »

Homebuyer Education Workshop

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Pathways Home: Homebuyer Education class takes you through the steps to reach mortgage-readiness and each step of the home buying process. This interactive class uses current, culturally specific information and exercises from Pathways Home: A Native Homeownership Guide (developed by the National American Indian Housing Council, NeighborWorks America and Oweesta). Pathways Home is a FREE 8-hour class – NAYA provides all materials and lunch. Information is presented by NAYA Family Center Homeownership Program Staff and guest presenters from the…

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September 2019

Homeownership Orientation

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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  The Homeownership Program invites all members of Portland’s Native American community to our Homeownership Program Orientation. Would you like to know more about our Homeownership Services, including Homebuyer Education, Homeownership Coaching, program resources and referrals? If so, this session is the first step in finding out how we can support you on your path to homeownership. Questions? See contact below.

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10th Annual Neerchokikoo Powwow

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Join us at the NAYA Family Center on Saturday, September 14th, for our Tenth Annual Neerchokikoo Powwow, a celebration of Native American culture. Since 2010, the Neerchokikoo Powwow has welcomed the community to gather in the tradition of the powwow, with drumming and dance for men and women of all ages. Our Tiny Tots exhibition showcases our youth, and throughout the day dancers of all generations step out to display their talent and pride in their traditions and identities. Come and…

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Homebuyer Education Workshop

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Pathways Home: Homebuyer Education class takes you through the steps to reach mortgage-readiness and each step of the home buying process. This interactive class uses current, culturally specific information and exercises from Pathways Home: A Native Homeownership Guide (developed by the National American Indian Housing Council, NeighborWorks America and Oweesta). Pathways Home is a FREE 8-hour class – NAYA provides all materials and lunch. Information is presented by NAYA Family Center Homeownership Program Staff and guest presenters from the…

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November 2019

Homeownership Orientation

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Homeownership Program invites all members of Portland’s Native American community to our Homeownership Program Orientation. Would you like to know more about our Homeownership Services, including Homebuyer Education, Homeownership Coaching, program resources and referrals? If so, this session is the first step in finding out how we can support you on your path to homeownership. Questions? See contact below.

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Homebuyer Education Workshop

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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The Pathways Home: Homebuyer Education class takes you through the steps to reach mortgage-readiness and each step of the home buying process. This interactive class uses current, culturally specific information and exercises from Pathways Home: A Native Homeownership Guide (developed by the National American Indian Housing Council, NeighborWorks America and Oweesta). Pathways Home is a FREE 8-hour class – NAYA provides all materials and lunch. Information is presented by NAYA Family Center Homeownership Program Staff and guest presenters from the…

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