Organization Overview

Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth and young adults to become successful, resilient members of their communities. To achieve this, NYC provides a variety of outdoors, conservation-specific programs to youth and young adults throughout the Northwest emphasizing education, leadership, and personal growth.

Since 1984, NYC and its resource management partners have provided opportunities to over 19,000 youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. NYC’s programs serve over 800 youth and young adults annually, with programs operating in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California.


Tribal Stewards Model

Tribal Stewards model is a program rooted in cultural and ancestral knowledge of the Northwest tribal communities. Tribal Stewards works closely with tribal communities to engage Native American participants in our traditional Youth Corps Camping model. To date, there are collaborative project efforts with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribe, Chemawa Indian School and Shoshone Bannock Tribe. ​


Tribal Stewards – Warm Springs
A collaborative effort with the Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs in eastern Oregon, Northwest Youth Corps and Oregon Natural Desert Association are dedicated to launch an all Native American crew ages 19-24 for Warm Springs tribal young adults.  

Crew Member Position Description


Tribal Stewards – Shoshone Bannock (tentative)
A collaborative effort with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Northwest Youth Corps and the Idaho Conservation Corps are dedicated to launch an all Native American Sho-Ban trail youth crew ages 16-19 for Warm Springs tribal youth. Projects are being verified with the Rock City Council on ancestral Shoshone Bannock land.


Tribal Stewards – Chemawa Indian School
An ongoing collaborative partnership with a Native American boarding school, Chemawa Indian School, students ages 16-19 who represent various different tribal nations. Chemawa originally started in 2016 and has continuously grown since then.

 



Ages Session Dates
19-24 Tribal Stewards Warm Springs June 21 – Aug. 23





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Angela Noah, Tribal Stewards Inclusion Coordinator -  Angela Noah originates from the White Mountain Apache Tribe from Cibecue, Arizona located on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Aside from Apache, she is also Oklahoma Choctaw and Navajo. Angela first worked with NYC as a youth participant in a Youth Corps Camping Program in 2015 and completed a session of the Native American Conservation Corps Seasonal Stewardship Program in 2015-2016. Angela served as a Crewleader for Youth Corps Community and Camping Program for Northwest Youth Corps in 2017. She is a 2016 graduate from Chemawa Indian School in Salem, OR where she co-founded the One Chemawa Program in collaboration with NYC to bring natural resource management experience to students. In addition, Angela received the highly respected 2016 Corps Networks’ Corpsmember of the Year Award. Aside from her extensive NYC experience, Angela also completed an AmeriCorps term with the Tribal Civilian Community Corps with the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Hoopa, California. There, she responded to natural disasters including the flood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Angela is passionate about bringing Native youth outdoors and is thrilled to be the Ancestral Lands VISTA intern. Her role will be to build tribal partnerships with the Federally Recognized tribes in the Northwest and to support tribal programs NYC has to offer. Outside of work, Angela enjoys journaling, singing, and attending Powwows in the Northwest. You can also find Angela escaping to the Oregon coast to explore.
    Contact Angela with any questions.  Phone:  (541) 654-4706      email:   AngelaN@nwyouthcorps.org