Our Mission

NAAF’s mission is to assist and promote research based, community driven, sustainable development throughout the Tohono O’odham Nation. To that end, we partner with various organizations to provide the necessary support needed
for the advancement of Native American communities.

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Native American Advancement

Strengthening Native American communities
by building brighter futures!

Recent News

NAAF Supports Advanced Math Students

Recently the Tohono O’odham High School’s Advanced Math Topics class asked for help obtaining multiple “Learning Wrap Up Mathematics Activity Kits.” These kits help students through two years of Algebra and one year of Geometry. The Native American Advancement Foundation (NAAF) is proud to report we were able to raise

Gu Vo District Fun Facts #1

Did you know four villages make up the District of Gu Vo on the Tohono O’odham Nation? Ali Chugk, Pia Oik, Gu Vo Village, and Kukatch. These four villages cover an amazing 900 square miles of some of the most beautiful desert in the Southwest.

David Warmack: NAAF Founder

David Warmack’s passion for philanthropy and education began as a young student at Tucson Hebrew Academy. As a young child, he enjoyed visiting his mother’s childhood home in the village of Gu Vo on the Tohono O’odham Reservation and learning about his heritage from his grandmother in her native language.

Selina Jesus: NAAF Superhero

Among other strong positions, Selina Jesus has served as an elected official for the Gu Vo District Governing Council as Gu Vo Community Representative 2001-2005. Selina has been with NAAF since day one as our Education Program Coordinator. She is responsible for countless NAAF initiatives, helping as many people on the Natio


Giving Tuesday!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. This December, a generous, anonymous donor has agreed to match the first $10,000 raised in the 48-hour period between December 1 and 2nd. We

Suns Game Halftime Performance!

Members of the Gu Vo Youth Leadership and NAAF’s After-School Program will preform Traditional Singing and Dancing during the Phoenix Suns halftime show, November 14, 2015. In related news, we are taking a field trip to see this amazing event first hand!

Gu-Vo Community Clean Up

Come and Join us to help clean up our community. Everyone is welcome. Cook out to follow at the Feast House. July 18, 2015 from 5am to 12pm. *Trashbags will be available if needed.


Sponsored by NAAF & the Al Jek Recreation Center, the Summer Adventure Program kicked off June 8th! The program will run for 6 weeks. PICK UP SCHEDULE: GUVO – 9:15AM (Church & Mailboxes), PIA OIK – 9:45AM (Basketball Court). QUESTIONS: Contact Al Jek Recreation Center at (520) 362-3675 EXT. 0



These are our current projects: The Native American Advancement Foundation has been in existence since April, 2011.  We are proud to serve the Tohono O'odham Nation in the areas of education, healthcare, housing, and economic development.  Our goal is to strengthen Native American communities by building brighter futures. Thanks for visiting our website and please write to us with any questions or comments!