Supporting Indigenous Voices

Huckleberry Rallies
Protesting the commercialization of huckleberries
The Four Columbia River Tribes, located in the Pacific Northwest, have been harvesting Huckleberries from time immemorial. They are a sustenance food and an integral part of tribal spiritual practices. The Treaty of 1855 between the U.S. Government and The Tribes guarantees the “Right to Fish, Hunt and Gather Foods in All Usual and Accustomed Places.” The American Indian Freedom of Religion Act protects the spiritual practices of The Tribes.
The recent Commercialization of these berries has devastated the lives of Tribal Peoples in the Northwest.
Support the Tribes’ Right to Preserve an Ancient Way of Life!October 11th –10:00am to 5:00pmUSDA Forest Service Headquarters (Gifford-Pinchot National Forest)987 Mc Clellan Rd. Vancouver, Washington 98661 360-216-3856 October 17th –10:30am to 5:00pmTillamook Creamery4185 N. Hwy 101, Tillamook, Oregon 97141 855-562-3568Read More

The GatheringOctober 19th, 5-11pm831 SE SALMON ST, PORTLAND, OR 97214The Northwest Native Chamber thrives on the following pillars of service: Education & Growth, Building Relationships, and Economic Justice & Transformation. The Gathering is an amalgamation of all of these pillars.This year they are returning to The Redd East Event Space to celebrate this nexus of commerce and culture. They will be celebrating expressions of Native Excellence told through food, fashion, and music. This year they will feature the culinary artistry of Chef Jack Strong (Siletz) supported by Vibrant Table Catering, the musical excellence of Snotty Nose Rez Kids, fashion designers NEOMOBILIZE, and Trenal Original. Directed by the wonderful Palani Bearghost, owner and founder of NEO.It’s recommended that attendees wear fashionable clothing.Doors open at 5 pm, and we highly recommend registering ahead of time.
Programming begins at 6 pm
Fashion Show begins at 7:20 pm
Snotty Nose Rez Kids Benefit Concert Doors open at 8:30 pm
Venue closes by 11 pm.Tickets Here

20th Annual NAYA Gala and Auction
Friday, November 10, 2023
5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Portland Art MuseumThe NAYA Family Center Annual Gala and Auction is the largest celebration of National Native American Heritage Month in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together Native leaders, elected officials, business owners, community members, and all those dedicated to the lifetime success of our youth and families.In addition to helping raise awareness of our region’s Native community, the Annual NAYA Gala and Auction also raises critical unrestricted revenue that allows us to directly support and expand our continuum of life-affirming programs and services, impacting more than 10,000 individuals each year.Gala InfoDonate to NAYA

Salmon Homecoming
Saturday, October 21st, and Sunday the 22nd 
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Oxbow ParkIn collaboration with an amazing planning team of Indigenous educators, artists, and culture keepers; Metro Parks & Nature will be hosting Salmon Homecoming. This event will focus on Honoring Salmon and providing an impactful, fun, and safe event for Native Families. We are hoping to collaborate with you and your program/organization to invite the families you serve. Cash recommended. Planned activities include:Vendors
Plant walks
Native games
Cultural crafts
Door prizes and/or raffles
Free meal (Baked Salmon, Frybread, and stew