CENTER FOR NATIVE ARTS & CULTURES

On February 26th, 2021 NACF received the gift of the Yale Union Laundry building in Portland, Oregon. The historic building will become the new headquarters for NACF and has been renamed the Center for Native Arts and Cultures (CNAC). We are deeply grateful to the board and staff of previous owner YU and late Executive Director Yoko Ott for their vision and courage in affording this transformative opportunity to NACF.

Our vision for CNAC includes spaces for exhibitions, events, places to practice culture and make art, and areas for cultural ceremonies and celebrations to create a vibrant gathering place for Indigenous artists. We look forward to more opportunities for broad community learning, including workshops and seminars covering pertinent issues relative to decolonizing space, anti-racism, and environmental justice at CNAC. 

To learn more about how you may support this vision, please contact Development Manager Leah Altman.
NACF invited guest writers Tina Kuckkahn (Ojibwe), Vice President of Indigenous Arts and Education at the Evergreen State College; Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation; and Angelo Baca (Diné/ Hopi), cultural activist, scholar, and filmmaker to write a series of articles on rematriation.
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