Native American Youth Family Center (NAYA)
12th annual Auction & Gala
Friday, November 13th at 5:30 p.m.
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
Portland, Oregon 97205
For more information visit: www.nayapdx.org
About the Gala:
The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) will host the annual auction and gala in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Over the past eleven years, our community partners, Tribal leaders, elected officials and those dedicated to the educational and life success of our youth have gathered to celebrate community and a shared history. The event includes a traditional Native American meal, special performance, as well as a live and silent auction. Auction items include valuable Native art work from across the nation, fine antique baskets, original paintings, prints, hand created jewelry and on-of-a-kind travel experiences.
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. It serves self-identified Native American youth
and their families throughout the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.
NAYA Family Center strives to fulfill its mission: “to enhance the
diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the
community through cultural identity and education.” As an urban Indian
agency, NAYA Family Center serves over 1,400 youth and their families
from over 380 tribal backgrounds annually.
Our mission is best described by our key values: we believe that
traditional cultural values are integral to regaining sovereignty and
building self-esteem. NAYA Family Center is a mission-driven
organization that values respect for the environment, places the larger
community before the individual, and involves elders. We promote healthy
living through positive alternatives to high-risk behaviors, and we
promote the values of sobriety, family stability, culture, active
lifestyles, and education.