Contributing Organizations


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


Alaska Native Brotherhood



Bonneville Power Administration Tribal Affairs (BPA)   

To ensure BPA understanding and respect for tribal values and resources, Tribal Affairs will fulfill BPA's tribal trust responsibility and our tribal policy commitments by initiating and supporting effective, two-way communication with tribal governments. Learn more about our programs and services by reading the Tribal Affairs brochure.

Bow and Arrow Culture Club:    •    503-380-6595    •

Our mission is of the Bow and Arrow Culture Club is to provide Native Americans the opportunity to gather and celebrate their culture and traditions.


Concerned Indian Citizens



Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians    •    503-238-1512


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

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission's mission is to ensure a unified voice in the overall management of the fishery resources, and as managers, to protect reserved treaty rights through the exercise of the inherent sovereign powers of the tribes.


Good Spirit



Lewis & Clark, Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program    •    503-768-6155


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 Program, Legal Aid Services of Oregon (NAPOLS) is a nonprofit law office nationally recognized for specializing in the protection of Indian rights. Since 1979, NAPOLS has provided the highest quality legal advice and representation in nearly every issue and field of Indian Law. Today, NAPOLS continues to provide high-quality legal services to Indian Tribes, groups and individuals with limited income in the state of Oregon.


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.


Native People's Circle of Hope:    •    503-970-8004

To provide hope, an improvement of communication, support, education and advocacy for the cancer survivor.


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.


ONABEN   - Oregon Native American Business and Entrepreneurial Network     •    503-968-150 

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.


One Sky Center:    •    503-494-3703

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


Oregon Native American Chamber:

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 Public Schools Title VII 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 American Indian Urban Teacher Program     •     503.725.9943

Portland State University Indigenous Nations Studies     •     503.725.9689


Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center     •     503.725.9695


Portland Youth and Elders Council

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.


Tribal Leadership Forum - Portland State University    •    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.


Wiconi International:    •    360-546-1867

Wiconi International works to promote community, strengthen culture and foster spiritual vitality among Native American or First Nations people.


Wisdom of the Elders:

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.


Youth Villages - ChristieCare of Oregon


ChristieCare, an organization that has served many children and families in Oregon since 1859 and Youth Villages, a national nonprofit organization, merged to bring intensive in-home services to families in Clackamas and Washington counties.   Youth Villages-ChristieCare of Oregon's mission is to help children and families live successfully.  The program uses clinically proven treatment approaches with the goal of returning children to their families or other less restrictive settings as quickly as possible.
Situated on 35 acres of pristine evergreens along the Clackamas River in Oregon City, the Clackamas River Campus offers the Cedar Bough Native American Program featuring culturally responsive residential treatment for Native American youth as well as youth who can benefit from strong cultural and spiritual life program.  Guided by Youth Villages-ChristieCare or Oregon's Native American Advisory Council, the Cedar Bough Program provides basic holistic care incorporating the physical environment and mind/body healing best practicies.  This program offers youth many traditional experiential opportunities, including powwows, therapeutic ropes course work, beading, drumming, singing, dancing, regalia making, sweat lodges and smudging.