Channel 12 News visits NACA Overlook
On Friday October 2nd, Phoenix's Channel 12 news visited the Oak Creek Overlook Vista. They did a short segment on the Overlook which included interviews by NACA staff and various vendors. View the Overlook feature below! Thank you Channel 12 News!
Grant to help NACA connect Native youth with elders in community
By: Katherine Locke
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A new $10,000 grant will help Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) fund a project that aims to help Native American youth interact with community elders.
The grant, awarded by the Running Strong for American Indian Youth Foundation, will fund the Circles of Care project, WISE (Working in Support of Elders). Running Strong is a non-profit organization.
Billy Mills, a Native American Olympian, is the spokesperson for the Running Strong Foundation.
Marian Bitsui, public education coordinator at NACA, said to receive the grant from an organization that Mills is involved with was huge.... View Full Article.
NACA Coaches & Instructors visit NIKE Headquarters
Courtesy of Native Fitness Council Facebook Post.
Native Fitness XII
Beaverton Oregon- Nike World Headquarters.
Earlier this month Native American Fitness Council presenters Brian Laban, Brenda Gene, Elfreida Barton, Heidi Gabalski & John Blievernicht presented exercise workshops for over 150 Native trainers on the Nike Campus.
Navajo Nation Vice President visits NACA
Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez visited NACA on Friday Septmeber 25th, 2015. Vice President Nez toured the NACA Facilities and discused plans for a new NACA Facility. NACA CEO Kenneth White, Jr. took Vice President Nez to the proposed site and Vice President Nez was optimistic about a collaboration with NACA and the Navajo Nation for a future building. Vice President Nez met with various NACA Staff and he congratulated and thanked them for their service to and for Navajo people in the Flagstaff Community. NACA thanks Vice President Nez for the visit and looks forward to a positive collaboration with the Navajo Nation.
NACA Clinical Application Coordinator receives Navajo Area Directors Group Award
Kathy Ray CAC, Hester Sekayumptewa CAC, and NACA CEO Kenneth White, Jr. pictured above.
On Thursday September 24th, 2015, Ms. Kathy Ray, the Clinical Applications Coordinator from the Navajo Area Office, came to NACA to deliver a certificate to Ms. Hester Sekayumptewa for the Navajo Area Directors Group Award. Ms. Sekayumptewa is the NACA Clinical Applications Coordinator. This award was presented for the Navajo Area Director's Award for Outstanding Group Performance. Also included in the Group Award was Ms. Daisy Barney, NACA RPMS Site Administrator.
Congratulations Ms. Sekayumptewa and Ms. Barney for this certificate and award from the Navajo Area Office.
NACA Employment Opportunities
Pattie Whitehat Singer
Pattie Whitehat Singer is of the Reed people, the Salt people, Bitterwater people, and Edgewater people. Pattie's family is from, Navajo Mountain, Utah and Copper Mine, Arizona. Currently, Pattie commutes from Gray Mountain, Arizona with her husband, daughter, and her two sons.
At NACA, Pattie is the patient service coordinator for Behavioral Health. She has been an employee of Native American for Community Action Inc. (NACA), for 2yrs this past August. She started in February 2013 as a WIA Event Coordinator for Sacred Mountain Prayer Run and helped with the Overlook program as the Overlook assistant. Pattie applied for the receptionist position in August of 2013. Pattie says she loves helping people and giving them resources that NACA and Flagstaff has to offer. She has met a lot of awesome co-workers and made some great relations. Pattie is thankful for NACA and looks forward to making new relations.
Elisha Paul is the Administration Assistant to the Chief Executive Office at NACA. Her parents are Rodger Paul and Jane Williams. Elisha has two older sisters, Vanessa and Rodgina Paul. She loves horses and has always been fascinated by them. Elisha is pursuing her dreams to become a Veterinarian in Equine Science. Elisha graduated from Ganado High School in 2011 and was in the top 5 of her senior class. FUN FACT: Since August of 2011, when she moved to Flagstaff to now, she has only stayed in Flagstaff twice on the weekends. Week days she is the Admin Assistant to the CEO but when 5:00 hits Friday, she drives 240 miles round trip every weekend back home to see her parents and to participate in the nearest rodeo. She is consistantly on the road starting the beginning of February to end of the November, rest for about 2 months are start getting my horses back into shape by the beginning of January.
Elisha started in the beginning of March under the WIA program in Fort Defiance called the Office of Dine Youth Program for 2 months. Was supervised under Ms. Monica Polingyouma, helping her out around the office with filing, calling for references and etc. When her time was done under the WIA program, Mr. Kenneth White Jr. asked if she would be interested in the part of the NACA team and become his Administration Assistant.
She says she has met so many kind and amazing people here at NACA, especially my boyfriend Donvan. She loves what she does and where she works. Elisha says she has learned so much at NACA in the short time she has been in the work force. NACA is grateful for Elisha and the good work she does.
Her favorite quote:
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ― Confucius
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NACA Family Health Center | Always Accepting New Patients
The mission of Native Americans for Community Action, Inc., is to provide preventive wellness strategies, empower, and advocate for Native people and others in need to create a healthy community based on Harmony, Respect, and Indigenous Values.
September 9th, 2015-June 2016
Flagstaff Youth Pow Wow Dance Program for Youth 8 years of age and older. Click flyer for additional information.
Girls on the Run
Every Tuesday & Thursday
Girls on the run at the Mount Elden Middle School. Please call Lamai at 928.526.2968 ext. 164