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Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), 5135 NE Columbia

5135 NE Columbia Boulevard
Portland, OR 97218, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 20 2017
    NAYA Winter Gathering

    Please join NAYA at our annual Winter Gathering. This celebration will be full of cheer, food & drinks, and family enrichment activities for all to enjoy. We gather together every year in the spirit of giving and gratitude to celebrate the holidays with our Community. Mr. and Mrs. Klamath Claus may even make a special appearance, so don't forget your wishlist!

    Who: NAYA Community
    When: Wednesday, December 20th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Where: NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Boulevard, Portland, Oregon, 97218

    Our celebration will be in conjunction with Culture Night this year, and it is your last opportunity to give any last-minute gift donations for our Holiday Gift Drive.

  • Saturday
    Dec 9 2017
    7th Annual NAYA Winter Marketplace

    We are proud to announce that the 7th annual NAYA Winter Marketplace will take place on Saturday, December 9th from 10am – 4pm in the NAYA gymnasium! Come support our community’s vendors for one-stop Christmas shopping. Arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry and more just in time for the holidays!!!

  • Saturday
    Oct 14 2017
    Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair

    The Annual Fair is an opportunity for community members to learn about renting and home-buying best practices, meet representatives of organizations that provide rent and homebuyers’ assistance and guidance, and learn about financial wellness, gardening, the HUD Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee program, and more.

    Participant Registration page, www.nayapdx.ejoinme.org/H2Hfair2017
    Sponsorship Registration, www.nayapdx.ejoinme.org/H2HSponsor2017

    Attend the 2017 Homeownership Fair and experience:

    • Visit vendors trusted by our community
    • Enjoy lunch
    • Attend workshops
    • Win gift cards, mortgage/rent, or down payment assistance

    Native Americans have lower rates of homeownership across all tiers of income, and experience vast disparities in loan rejection rates and percentage of personal income spent on housing. This fair is an opportunity to help our community re-establish our rightful homes. Raffles will take place throughout the day.

    Sponsors, Workshops, Vendors and Prizes will be announced at a later date.

  • Tuesday
    Oct 3 2017
    Advocating for Cleaner Air Oregon: a community workshop

    Want to find out more about how to talk to your communities, neighbors, friends, groups about Oregon's new health-based air quality rules, Cleaner Air Oregon? How to make effective comments on the draft rules during the upcoming pulic comment period (mid-Oct thru mid-Dec)?

    Food and translation services porvided.

    Registration requested at this link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eeks5qbv88acab20&llr=8oigmrdab

    Come hear a presentation from Neighbors for Clean Air about the more complex pieces of the Cleaner Air Oregon regulatory program, NAACP’s Jo Ann Hardesty will contribute her expertise on engaging EJ community voices, and the EPA will be hosting a panel on giving effective public comment. There will also be an opportunity for the public to ask representatives from DEQ direct questions about the program.

  • Saturday
    Sep 9 2017
    8th Annual Neerchokikoo Powwow & Community Honoring Ceremony

    The Neerchokikoo Honoring Powwow has developed into a well-anticipated annual event at NAYA Family Center. The next annual event will be held on September 9th, 2017. We use this opportunity each year to honor members of our community for their contributions to the important work that NAYA does to enhance the lives of our youth, families, and Elders.

    • 11:00 AM Community Honoring Ceremony
    • 1:00 PM Grand Entry
    • 6:00 PM Community Meal
    • 7:00 PM Grand Entry

    • MC Ian Twiss, Sicangu Lakota

    • AD Frank Goes Behind, Nooksack
    • Host Drum- Four Directions
    • Color Guard- NIVA
    • Head Woman- Ashley Meanus, Oglala Lakota
    • Heam Man- Josiah Barney, Navajo/Burns Paiute


    • All Ages Jingle
    • All Ages Ladies Fancy Shawl
    • Other TBA

    Since 2010, the powwow welcomes friends and families from the Native community, and the public to gather in festivities celebrating Native culture and tradition. This time is special for many as they share and practice Native dance, music, art, food and community. NAYA celebrates the tradition of powwow with drumming and dance for men and women of all ages. Our tiny tots exhibition dancing showcases the youth of our community, and throughout the day dancers of all generations step out to display their talent and pride in Native traditions and identity.

    Sponsored by the Regionals Arts & Culture Council (RACC)

    The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA Family Center) was informally founded by parent volunteers in 1974 and became a 501(c)(3) organization in 1994. NAYA Family Center serves self-identified Native American youth and their families throughout the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.

  • Tuesday
    Aug 29 2017
    NAYA & NARA Back to School BBQ

    Join us for great food and school supplies for K-13 youth currently receiving services form NAYA and/or NARA (13 is for 1st year College students). Please remember that each youth needs to be registered individually, and that all youth must be present at the event to receive his/her school supplies.

    Must pre-register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/35NYRKB or call Natosha (503) 490-7571/NAYA (503) 288-8177 ext. 257. Registration closes August 18th. All registered youth must check in at the event by 6:30pm in order to be guaranteed supplies. Raffle prizes will also be given.

    The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA Family Center) was informally founded by parent volunteers in 1974 and became a 501(c)(3) organization in 1994. NAYA Family Center serves self-identified Native American youth and their families throughout the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.

    Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. - "Mission Driven, Spirit Led"