Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver research based, community driven, sustainable academic development throughout the Tohono O’odham Nation. To that end, we partner with various organizations to implement programs for the advancement of Native American communities.

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Native American Advancement

Strengthening Native American communities
by building brighter futures!

Recent News

The Rhythm of the Roads

The Storyteller Haícu A:gida The villages on the Tohono O’odham Reservation are full of bumpy, dusty, narrow dirt roads. During the summer monsoons the roads wash away and locals create new paths as they attempt returning to their homes. When the rains cease, what remain as a reminder, are many

NAAF’s Storyteller’s Blog – The Chair

A Texas friend recently visited me at my home on the reservation. The visit was a new and surprisingly wonderful experience for her on many levels. It was entertaining as I watched her attempt decorating the outside of my house by propping up an old rusted ladder as a “focal”


Visits With Local Community Members

A Report from NAAF President Susan Warmack Selina and I presented in Pia Oik on Monday, October 17 and received overwhelming support. The community members thanked us over and over for everything NAAF does for the betterment of the District and Community members. The two Community Council reps also spoke out i

A Guide for Future Wildcats

The UA Bridge program is a partnership between participating community colleges and the University of Arizona that provides a secure path to pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona. Please click the link below for more details. UA Bridge_TOCC

Summer Adventure is Coming

We look forward to seeing you in June/July for our 2016 Summer Adventure at the Al Jek Rec Center. Stay tuned for details!

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



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!