Contributing Organizations


Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians    •    503-249-5770


Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians Economic Development Commission    •    503-249-5770


Alaska Native Brotherhood - Camp 49 Columbia River • 503.481.7533 and 503.775.9400


Bonneville Power Administration Tribal Affairs (BPA)   

Bow and Arrow Culture Club



Center for Healthy Communities – Oregon Prevention Research Center at OHSU   •   503.494.1126


Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)    •    503-238-1512


Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)    •    503-238-0667


Concerned Indian Citizens



Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde*    •    800-422-0232


Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians*    •    503.238.1512


Cowlitz Indian Tribe*    •    360.577.8140


Good Spirit    •    503-515-2053


National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA):    •    503-222-4044

NICWA is dedicated to the well being of all American Indian children and families.  NICWA is the only national American Indian organization, either public or private, that is focused on child abuse and neglect issues that impact American Indian children and families. NICWA helps tribes provide community-based, culturally appropriate services that help American Indian children grow up safe, healthy, and spiritually strong—free from abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, and the damaging effects of substance abuse. NICWA programs have touched almost all of the 561 federally recognized tribes in the United States, and these programs have improved the lives of tens of thousands of American Indian children.


Native American Program, Legal Aid Services of Oregon (NAPOLS)



Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)    •    503-288-8177

NAYA Family Center's mission is to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education. 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.


Northwest Indian Veterans Association   •    360-696-4061 Ext 33413

A nonprofit organization serving as the Veterans Committee of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians by Resolution #89-32, was founded to serve the needs of the Northwest Indian Veteran Community. It was created to insure access to the Veterans Administration health care systems and all entitlement and benefits. It was also established to identify programs and agencies that can assist our Indian veterans in improving their quality of life, economically, socially and health wise. Special efforts are underway to educate state and federal agencies on our unique cultural and spiritual needs.

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)  •  (503) 228-4185

Our mission is to eliminate health disparities and improve the quality of life of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting Northwest Tribes in their delivery of culturally appropriate, high quality healthcare.
Established in 1972, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB or the Board) is a non-profit tribal advisory organization serving the forty-three federally recognized tribes of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.  Each member tribe appoints a Delegate via tribal resolution, and meets quarterly to direct and oversee all activities of NPAIHB.
NPAIHB Delegates create and update a strategic plan, which contains four main functional areas:  health promotion and disease prevention, legislative and policy analysis, training and technical assistance, and surveillance and research.  NPAIHB houses a tribal epidemiology center (EpiCenter), several health promotion disease prevention projects, and is active in Indian health policy.


One Sky Center    •    503-494-3703

To improve prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people.


Our Native American Business and Entreprenerial Network (ONABEN)     •    503-968-1500

ONABEN enables Native Americans to realize dreams for a better quality of life through owning and operating a successful business. ONABEN accomplishes this mission by providing accessible business programs, services, assisted access to financing, and positive business-to-business relationships.
ONABEN offers training and support focused on developing entrepreneurship in Indian communities.  Programs are available to any Native American (regardless of tribal affiliation) and services are provided at local sites.


Oregon Native American Chamber    •    503-894-4525

We are dedicated to working with all members of the community to advance the educational and economic opportunities for Native Americans in Oregon and Southwest Washington.


Portland Indian Elders Association    •    •   503-349-5187


Portland Public Schools Title VI Indian Eduation    •    503-916-6499

The mission of Portland Title VII Indian Education is to improve the academic success of American Indian/Alaska Natives through supplemental services that support the culturally related learning needs of project enrolled children and youth.  Portland's Title VII Project is focused on three major areas.

Portland State University Indigenous Nations Studies Program     •     503-725-9098


Portland State University Institute for Tribal Government     •     503.725.9000


Portland Two Spirit Society     •    971-231-4999


Tribal Leadership Forum    •    503-647-7734

To assist tribes who want to cultivate the necessary expertise and governance skills from within their own tribe. Similarly, government agencies with trust responsibilities and programs which interface with tribal programs, seek services from the Institute.  The Tribal Leadership Forum is a non-profit corporation, organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes under 501c3.  Tribal Leadership Forum projects include the Great Tribal Leaders of Modern Times Video and Curriculum projects and educational training and other projects selected by the non-profit Board of Directors.


Wisdom of the Elders:    •    503-775-4014

With a mission of  Native American cultural preservation, education and race reconciliation, WISDOM records, preserves, and shares oral history, cultural arts, and messages of guidance from exemplary indigenous elders, tribal historians, storytellers, and song carriers. We do this to regenerate the greatness of traditional indigenous cultural values among today's and future generations of native peoples. In an effort of reconciliation between Indian and non-Indian, we also share these teachings with all races of humankind, using public radio and documentary production, publishing, and other educational venues.


*A Tribal Nation with Offices in the Portland Area