Entries by Amber Faist


CITIZEN REVIEW COMMITTEE 2020 RECRUITMENT The Portland City Auditor’s Independent Police Review (IPR) is responsible for the civilian oversight of the Portland Police Bureau (Police Bureau). The Citizen Review Committee (CRC) is an advisory body to IPR and the Police Bureau. CRC members are appointed by Portland City Council to serve three-year terms. Candidates must […]

ONAC Members PHOTO STORY: Community resilience carries Native-owned businesses through the pandemic – by Street Roots

Nisha Supahan, who is Karuk, owns Tattoo 34 in Portland with her husband, Toby Linwood, who is Westbank First Nation and Wampanoag and Ojibway. (Photo by Celeste Noche) PHOTO STORY: Community resilience carries Native-owned businesses through the pandemic These Indigenous-owned Oregon small businesses can use our support by Celeste Noche | 16 May 2020 As businesses shutter and […]

Ready to reopen? Here’s what you need to know – From SAIF

Keeping workplaces safe and healthy during the pandemic Tips and resources for helping workers stay safe from COVID-19 Reopening your business? Watch a webinar  from Barren Liebman Attorneys in Portland, as attorney Chris Morgan describes key considerations for your reopening. Employers are encouraged to follow guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and World Health […]

Travel Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program

COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program The application process is open from 8 a.m. on May 11 until 5 p.m. on May 15. In an effort to support entities that have direct ties to driving overnight visitation, Travel Oregon has established a COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program. Continued operations of small businesses and regional and local […]

Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program The Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program will provide flexible resources from a cohort of participating funders to support the arts and culture community who have been adversely impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. This program supports the adaptive capacity of both arts organizations and arts funders. Nonprofit organizations […]

Portland Means Progress Remote DEI Training- FREE!

REMOTE TRAINING SERIES Remember the amazing equity practitioners who partnered with us on the development of the culture change roadmap? They’re back, and this time, they’re supporting Portland Means Progress in developing a remote training series! You can attend any or all the sessions. Please share this out with your networks – these sessions are […]

Resources for Businesses from Greater Portland

RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS: RESOURCES FOR GREATER PORTLAND BUSINESSES This page provides information about resources for Greater Portland businesses affected by COVID-19. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will update this page as new information becomes available. For health and safety information and guidance, please consult the Centers for Disease Control’s guide for business and […]

Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program

Supporting Native Graduate Students in Education Education Northwest has had the honor of working with many Native educators, students, families, and community members throughout our 53-year history. These partnerships reflect a core value of our organization—the desire to address inequities within our education system and to ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity […]

Green Workforce Cohort for Black and Indigenous Youth 18-25

Learn about the Green Workforce Academy, a 5-week paid training in green jobs for Native Americans and African Americans ages 18-25. The next Academy cohort begins on April 13 and includes workforce readiness training, certificates of environmental literacy, career planning coaching, and job placement assistance. Find more details on the Academy here: http://bit.ly/GWA-info Reach out […]

OCF Scholarships for Native American Students

The Oregon Community Foundation annually awards over $10 million in scholarships to Oregon students through our statewide scholarship program.  Two of these scholarship programs are targeted specifically for Native American students. VERL AND DOROTHY MILLER NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP Eligible students include Native American residents of Oregon attending or planning to attend an accredited school in Oregon […]