Native American Directory

Native American

Eugene/Springfield | Oregon | Regional | National

Eugene/Springfield:

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
Includes judicial, legislative, educational, health, cultural, historical, housing, enrollment, gaming, employment, natural resource info, calendar/events, tribal courts and election info and more.

Confederated Tribes of Siletz
Includes history and culture, services, news, employment, events, links.

Lane Community College:  

LCC Longhouse Project
Includes events and fundraising.

Native American Student Association
Supports American Indian/Alaska Native students and helps students make a smooth transition to college. Helps students identify available resources, provides follow-up services, and offers a variety of activities and events which enable students to learn about Native American culture, values, and traditions. James Florendo, Native American Student Coordinator: FlorendoJ@lanecc.edu

Lane Annual Powwow 

University of Oregon:  

Native American Student Union (NASU)
Assists American Indian, Alaskan Natives and Indigenous in maintaining cultural values while pursuing their educational goals. Includes events.

Northwest Indian Language Institute (NILI)
Training in applied language teaching and in linguistics to Native American language teachers of the Northwest though summer institute and on-site trainings. Consultation services to tribes in the areas of language program design, assessment, policy, linguistics, language documenting and archiving, and grant writing.

Sapsik'walá Program
Prepare American Indian teachers whose knowledge, skills, and cultural sensitivity will bring about long-term, much needed improvements in the elementary, middle, and high school educational experiences of American Indian youth.

Many Nations Longhouse
Includes resources, history, events.

Indian Education Program Facebook Page
Federally funded program that provides academic and cultural assistance to about 1,250 kids in the Eugene school district.

Oregon:

Oregon Native American Chamber of Commerce
Advance the educational and economic opportunities for Native Americans in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Includes scholarships, resources, jobs and events.

Oregon Indian Education Association (OIEA)
Made up of thirty-three elected board members throughout the state, including Title VII Programs and the nine Federally Recognized tribes' Education Departments. Creates collaborations with school districts, universities, and state officials to endorse an indigenous knowledge base that enhances, endorses and validates the higher learning of native students, so native students begin to see their place in this world and non natives benefit from seeing how much indigenous knowledge can contribute to a new cultural pedagogy of learning. Includes events, policy, resources.

Oregon Legislative Commission on Indian Services
Recommends methods for Oregon to improve services to Indians and improve relationship with tribes in Oregon and Indian communities. Includes legislative, budget, employment info and resources.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI)
Promotes tribal self-determination and sovereignty in Oregon. Includes calendar, news, conferences, blog, programs, resolutions, and resources.

ONABEN –Oregon Native American Business and Entrepreneurial Networks
Increase the success of private businesses owned by Native Americans in Oregon. Provides accessible business programs, services, assisted access to financing, and positive business-to-business relationships.

Tribal Organizations in Oregon:

Regional:

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Digital Collection
Extensive digital collection of original photographs and documents about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures; essays written by anthropologists, historians, and teachers about particular tribes and cross-cultural topics from parts of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Maps that show traditional territories or reservation boundaries. Essays include bibliographies and links to related text. In addition to specific tribes (Alaskan Tlingit and TsimshianCoeur d'AleneLushootseedMakahNez Perce), cross-cultural topics include Indian Boarding SchoolsChief Seattle and Chief JosephSalmon, and Totem Poles.

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Tribal advisory representing tribes of Washington, Oregon and Idaho on health-related matters and provides health-related technical assistance. Many links, publications, research, newsletters, jobs, and scholarship info.

Native American Youth Academy/Konaway Nika Tillicum
Konaway Nika Tillicum at Southern Oregon University places Native American youth who have completed grades 5 to 10 in a university setting to introduce them to educational and career possibilities. Students spend time with tribal elders and Native American teachers during classes, lectures, and outdoor presentations.

Affiliated Tribes Of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation
Represents over 50 Tribes throughout a seven state region, which includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Nevada, and Northern California. The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was formed in response to the need for economic self-sufficiency within tribal communities. Programs in technology, tourism and energy.

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association
Mission is to Preserve, Promote, and Perpetuate the traditional and contemporary art of Northwest Native American Basketry.

Northwest Indian Housing Association
Promotes safe, sanitary, decent and affordable housing for Tribal members in the Pacific Northwest. Provides training and education opportunities; a forum for discussion and resolution of issues; advocates for collective benefit of all members; links members to information and financial resources; and works collaboratively with industry partners. Includes jobs, events, newsletters, links.

National:

American Indian College Fund
Transforms Indian higher education by funding and creating awareness of the unique, community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities, offering students access to knowledge, skills, and cultural values which enhance their communities and the country as a whole. Includes scholarship info, news, events, tribal colleges.

National Indian Education Association
Advocates for educational excellence, opportunity, and equity for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students…supports traditional Native cultures and values; enables Native learners to become contributing members of their communities; promotes Native control of educational institutions; and improves educational opportunities and resources for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Includes news, scholarships, research.

American Indian Language Development Institute
Provides critical training to strengthen efforts to revitalize and promote the use of Indigenous languages across generations by engaging educators, schools, Indigenous communities and policy makers nationally and internationally through outreach, transformative teaching, purposeful research and collaborative partnerships.

Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures
Promotes study, criticism, and research on the oral traditions and written literatures of Native Americans; promotes the teaching of such traditions and literatures; and supports and encourages contemporary Native American writers and the continuity of Native oral traditions. Includes the very thorough Guide to Native American Studies Programs in the United States and Canada.

National Congress of American Indians
"Secure for ourselves and our descendants the rights and benefits to which we are entitled; to enlighten the public toward the better understanding of the Indian people; to preserve rights under Indian treaties or agreements with the United States; and to promote the common welfare of the American Indians and Alaska Natives." Includes legislative info, news, tribal directory, resolutions, events.

Indian Law Resource Center
Provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples of the Americas to combat racism and oppression, to protect their lands and environment, to protect their cultures and ways of life, to achieve sustainable economic development and genuine self-government, and to realize their other human rights.

First Nations Development Institute
Invests in and creates innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities. Provides grants.

National Indian Women's Health Resource Center
Assist American Indian and Alaska Native women in achieving and maintaining optimal health and cultural well being. Includes training and leadership and advocacy.

National Tribal Justice Resource Center
Web site dedicated to tribal justice systems, personnel and tribal law; resource center is national clearinghouse of information for Native American and Alaska Native tribal courts, providing technical assistance and resources for development and enhancement of tribal justice system personnel; programs and services offered to all tribal justice system personnel; publications section features resources on tribal courts, court personnel, tribal law, federal and state law, and legal issues.

Native American Rights Fund
Nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. Includes court watch, national Indian law library, e-action network, calendar, and publications.

National Indian Council on Aging
Advocacy, employment training, dissemination of information, and data support for American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Includes conference, grant, training, and job info.

Native American On-line
Includes Native American Chat and blog. Extensive listings including news, employment, events, Powwows, books, food, and more.

Native American Language Center
Encourages linguistic research on American Indian languages, fosters the intergenerational transfer of language knowledge in Native American communities; develops sustained and productive relationship between American Indian linguistic scholarship and the needs and aspirations of Native American people.