Native American Advancement

Strengthening Native American communities
by building brighter futures!

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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Recent News

Student finds success in NAAF’s GED Program

The classes were 4 days, 4 hours a day and provided transportation and paid for the test.   – Manuel Luz Congratulations to Manuel Luz (Gu-Vo District/Gu-Vo Community), who passed the new GED test in November 2014!  He attended class everyday and helped his fellow classmates with their math work. Manuel was a

Native Fitness Training Conference 2015

This January, NAAF staff member Genoveva Antone and Advisory Board Member Selina Jesus attended the American Indian Institute’s Native Fitness Training conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Eva and Selina will be bringing their training and knowledge back to NAAF’s Gu Vo Youth After School Program and the 2015 Gu Vo Summer Adventure program.

Newsletter-May 2014

Hello everyone!! Our latest newsletter is now available and you can view it by clicking here Newsletter-May 2014 . It’s been a great year so far and we’re looking forward to posting more exciting news soon. Thanks to everyone for your continued support of the Native American Advancement Foundation.

GreaterGood partners with NAAF

Greetings Everyone!! NAAF  and the Gu Vo Youth Program need your help. We are currently featured on GreaterGood’s website as their “Click Partner” for the next few days. All you have to do to help is visit and click on the banner at the top of their main page. It’s that



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

Earth Day 2015

NAAF supports the Tohono O’odham Nation’s proclamation that April 2015 will be a monthlong celebration of Earth Day. Proclamatio

Thank You GlobalGiving Donors!

Thank you everyone for helping us raise $5,000 in less than two weeks through the Open Challenge. We now have a permanent spot on this popular fundraising website!

Help NAAF reach our Global Giving goal!

We only need 11 more Global Giving donors by Friday to secure ongoing support from this popular donor website. All you have to donate is $10. Please support the Tohono O’odham youth by clicking HERE!



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!