NAYA: Native American Youth Association Powwow

Recently we went to a NAYA (Native American Youth Association) Powwow in Northern Portland.  Amazing dancers and drummers.  I loved how they included even the youngest children.  They gave my four year old a dollar after she participated.  She held onto it for hours afterwards. http://nayapdx.org/

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A mother helping to prepare her daughter for the dancing.

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Dancers at NAYA in their brilliance
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Elegant women and girls shimmered in their dress

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Melinda Ruby

She/Her. Mom of 3. Photographer, Artist, Writer, Teacher, Counselor. Nature, Art, and adventure are therapy.

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