21st Annual Gala and Auction

The largest celebration of National Native American Heritage Month in the Pacific Northwest, the 21st Annual NAYA Gala and Auction brings together Tribal and community leaders, partners, elected officials, and friends, and all those dedicated to the health, safety, and success of our youth and families. The Gala includes a traditional Native American-inspired meal, special performances, and live and online auctions featuring beautiful Native art from across the nation.

Founded by parent and elder volunteers in 1974, our history is one of great vision, hopes, and dreams for our community. Gaining our 501(c)(3) status in 1994, we expanded our programming and services to better serve our community’s needs.

Reclaiming our past, Cultivating our future.

2024 marks NAYA’s 50th Anniversary! We invite you to be a part of our story as we look back to inform our future and celebrate where we are today. NAYA has audacious goals for our region’s Native American community, providing culturally specific services and a lifetime continuum of programs serving everyone from infants to elders. We are a family of multiple tribes and individuals who are rooted in sustaining tradition, coming together in reclamation, revitalization, and self-determined prosperity.

NAYA, like the community we are proud to serve, is Youth Centered, Family Driven, and Elder Guided.