• The NAYA Many Nations Academy

    5135 NE Columbia Boulevard
    Portland, OR 97218
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    The NAYA Many Nations Academy serves 9th - 12th graders seeking hands-on, culturally relevant, student-centered learning environment. Small class sizes encourage individualized educational options for each student with opportunity for credit recovery. Academic programming integrates local native culture, extensive family and community outreach, and partnerships with post-secondary institutions and community-based organizations. Students and their families have the opportunity to participate in multiple NAYA programs ranging from college and career preparation to cultural arts.


    The Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland, Oregon, works to enrich the lives of our Native youth and families through education, community involvement, and culturally specific programming. We have provided educational services, cultural arts programming, and direct support to reduce poverty to the Portland metropolitan area's American Indian and Alaska Native community for over 30 years.


    The NAYA Many Nations Academy is committed to creating a positive education that emphasizes student empowerment and academic excellence. We value the integrity of core American Indian and Alaska Native values in partnership with parents, families, elders, and community members.

    Core Values

    • Respect
    • Balance
    • Pride
    • Giving
    • Community
    • Tradition
    • Kindness
    • Accountability
    • Diversity
    • Leadership



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