NICWA works to strengthen the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families. Our vision is that every Native child will have access to community-based, culturally appropriate services that help them grow up safe, healthy and spiritually strong.
Bottom Line for Portland
Portland is home to over 58,000 Native people, making us one of the largest urban Native populations in the country. But even here, Native children are taken from their families 20 times more often than White children. And with Native peoples being 3.5 times more likely to contract COVID-19 and reservations being particularly hard hit by the pandemic, this is a critical time to make sure Native children and families have the support systems they need. With your help, we can keep Native families safe, healthy, and connected.
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“NICWA taught me invaluable lessons to help families and children succeed in their lives and education. I learned that we are in it together. We can all benefit from the lessons of child welfare and the importance of culture.” —Social worker, NICWA training attendee