The Wave Foundation
The Wave Foundation is committed to creating more equitable and sustainable food systems, produced by and for the people who need them most, powered by 100% clean energy, clean air and water, and clean and equitable transportation. The Wave Foundation has generously provided free food to Oregon/Washington tribes during the COVID Pandemic and beyond.
Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC)
Agricultural Resource, Education, Policy
The Intertribal Agriculture Council was founded in 1987 to pursue and promote the conservation, development, and use of our agricultural resources for the betterment of our people.
Land-based agricultural resources are vital to the economic and social welfare of many Native American and Alaskan Tribes. The harmonies of man, soil, water, air, vegetation, and wildlife that collectively make up the American Indian agriculture community, influence our emotional and spiritual well-being. Prior to 1987, American Indian agriculture was basically unheard of outside reservation boundaries.
Since that time, IAC has grown to prominence in Indian Country and among the federal government agencies and the agricultural field with which it works on behalf of individual Indian producers and Tribal enterprises. The IAC has, over the last three decades, become recognized as the most respected voice within the Indian community and government circles on agricultural policies and programs in Indian country.
Kokwel Wellness Center
We foster and promote a “whole person” approach to wellness, health, and self-sufficiency, in a safe, traditional, and culturally meaningful environment, to ensure the legacy of the Coquille Indian People. We serve Coquille Tribal family members; American Indians and Alaska Natives; employees of the Coquille Indian Tribe and its subsidiary entities; and the general public.
Cayuse Native Solutions
Cayuse Native Solutions provides innovative and flexible technology solutions to Native Nations, tribal entities, Native-owned businesses, and organizations that serve Indigenous communities, including Native Hawaiian groups.
Core services include:
Digital marketing (websites, graphic design, social media, video projects)
Mobile applications (Camp Crier mobile app and convention apps)
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Drones
UAS pilot training
Business support services
Cayuse Native Solutions belongs to the Cayuse Holdings family of companies, which is wholly owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), a federally recognized Indian tribe headquartered near Pendleton, Oregon. Cayuse serves Federal, State, Tribal, Local, and Commercial clients.
Naive American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Health, Education, Family Resources
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 impacts the lives of over 10,000 individuals from over 380 tribal backgrounds annually.
We believe that traditional cultural values are integral to regaining sovereignty and building self-esteem. NAYA Family Center 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 American Rehabilitation Association (NARA)
Family Services, Health
Founded in 1970 in Portland, Oregon, the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. is an Indian- owned, Indian-operated, non-profit agency. Originally an outpatient substance abuse treatment center, NARA NW now operates a residential family treatment center, an outpatient treatment center, a child and family services center, a primary health care clinic, several adult mental health locations, a wellness center, and transitional housing for Native women and children. All services are centered on the family as it is NARA NW’s philosophy that, without the family circle there will be no future.
Traditional Indian culture and spirituality have always been an integral part of NARA NW’s services. In recognition of our service to American Indian and Alaska Natives, NARA NW has been honored with a sacred pipe, a totem pole, sacred fire circle, and a drum. The pipe and drum continue to be used in our sacred ceremonies; the totem pole stands at the entrance of our residential facility. It is our philosophy to honor and support the emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health of our Indian people.
Seed Exchange in Native Communities with Farm to School
From 2017-2019, National Farm to School Network's Seed Change in Native Communities with Farm to School project aimed to expand farm to school activities (procurement of local and traditional foods, school gardens, and food and agriculture education) in Native communities as a strategy to leverage community-wide initiatives towards building food security and food sovereignty and towards revitalizing use of traditional foods. Five Native schools were awarded mini-grants to expand and promote farm to school in their communities.
Oregon Food to School
Farm to School
Farm to School in Native Communities: From Grand Portage, Minn., on the Canadian border to Navajo Nation, and Molokai, Hawaii, to New York City, Native peoples of North America have been celebrating our connection to land, food, and community for generations.
Working with Native partners, the National Farm to School Network is exploring the unique opportunities for and challenges of expanding and sustaining farm to school in Native communities across the country. From developing school menus that include traditional foods like blue corn and bison to working with Native producers, planting heritage orchards, and connecting classroom education with tribal seed banks, together we are breaking down barriers and reinvigorating traditional foodways.
Oregon Native American Chamber of Commerce (ONAC)
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.
The Oregon Native American Chamber is a community of professionals, advisors, organizations, entrepreneurs, and companies collectively working toward success in business and community. We provide information, networking opportunities, and mentoring. Connect with our resources and other members as you drive your business toward success.
USDA Food Distribution on Indian Reservations
The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) provides USDA Foods to income-eligible households living on Indian reservations and to Native American households residing in designated areas near reservations or in Oklahoma. USDA distributes both food and administrative funds to participating Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies to operate FDPIR.
Oregon State University (OSU)
The Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws (Ina Haws) represents the Indigenous people of the Americas and Pacific Islands. We strive to deconstruct colonial borders’ impact on Indigenous identities while also honoring the sovereignty of Tribes. While protecting and preserving the rights of Indigenous people, we provide a sense of home/community for Indigenous students that helps preserve their Indigenous identities while in college. The Ina Haws provides a source of support honoring the cultures of the first people of these lands and waters. We also provide educational opportunities to educate all about the region's Tribes.