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 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, Burns Paiute Tribe, Chemawa Indian School and Shoshone Bannock Tribe. ​

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

Crew Member Position Description     Crew Leader Position Description

Tribal Stewards Youth Program – 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.

Crew Member Info

Tribal Stewards Youth Program– 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.

Crew Member Info     Crew Leader Position Description




Ages Session Dates
19-24  Tribal Stewards Warm Springs / Burns Paiute 6/20-8/23
15-19  Tribal Stewards Shoshone-Bannock 6/2-7/6
16-19 Tribal Stewards Chemawa Indian School 5/3-6/7





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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 Tribal Stewards Inclusion Coordinator.

Contact Angela with any questions.  Phone:  (541) 654-4706      email: