Rainbow Extravaganza 4.0

With over 100 participants and 13 community partners, Rainbow Extravaganza 4.0 kicked off June Pride Month. The Rainbow Extravaganza is an inclusive community PRIDE event held annually in Hoopa, California. For the past four years, this event has taken place in June, coinciding with Pride Month, and has become a cherished tradition for the community and visitors. It is a … Read More

Two Feathers NAFS Seeks Youth Ambassadors

Two Feathers NAFS’ Youth Leadership Development Program is excited to announce they are accepting applications for the 2024/2025 Youth Ambassador Cohort. Native youth ambassadors will preferably be juniors or seniors in high school, work permit eligible, interested in learning leadership and employment skills and able to commit to a 1-year program. Two Feathers NAFS says that this program is important, … Read More

Youth Ambassadors: Hard at Work

Over this past fall and winter, over 40 Youth Ambassadors participated in our 10-week paid Leadership Development Program. Our Youth Ambassadors work in small groups with their peers and one Two Feathers’ staff member. These “work pods” are engaged in community building, public speaking, cultural learning, college and career exploration, and work skills development. Our Youth Ambassadors have accomplished amazing … Read More

Employment Opportunity: Clinical Director

Salary: $85,000 to $100,000, negotiable depending on experienceLocation: McKinleyville, California (in-office)Classification: Exempt, Full-Time To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to jennifer.o@twofeathers-nafs.org. We are looking for a leader who is social justice minded to lead our clinical program as the Clinical Director. The ideal candidate has prior experience as a Clinical Director, as well as a graduate degree in Social … Read More

Children First Award, 2023

On Friday, April 28, CAPCC Humboldt awarded Two Feathers and team members with the Children First Award. This award honors individuals and organizations who are doing exceptional work in the field of child abuse prevention and intervention.  During the award ceremony, certificates were presented to Two Feathers from CAPCC Humboldt, California State Legislature, and California’s Second District United States Congress, … Read More

Winter Break Activities

During the week of December 27th-30th, Two Feathers hosted the first week of Winter Break Activities. It began with Pajama Day at Mill Creek Cinema where the youth watched Puss In Boots: The Last Wish. The following day, we hosted a Blanket Making workshop with a nacho bar.

Youth Ambassador Leadership Summit

On December 11th Two Feathers hosted its first ever Youth Ambassador Leadership Summit. Our Youth Ambassadors attended a day long conference where the focus was “Empowering Youth on the Move.” They spent the day building relationships with their peers, increasing their leadership skills, and learning how they can empower themselves and their communities. They attended workshops focused on financial empowerment, … Read More

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid! Creating a Positive Strength-Based Culture in Every School

Charlie Appelstein, MSW is a nationally prominent youth care specialist and author whose primary focus is on teaching positive, strength-based theories and techniques to professionals who guide at-risk children and youth. Charlie has devoted his entire adult career to helping children and youth struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges and those who guide them. An engaging, informative, and humorous speaker, … Read More

Employment Opportunity: Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health

Two Feathers Native American Family Services is seeking to hire a full-time Clinical Supervisor (Mental Health) who will manage and provide oversight to clinical staff in the Chekws Mental Health Program. This position will work in the Two Feathers McKinleyville, CA location. Telecommuting options are limited. The Two Feathers’ Chekws Mental Health Program strives to provide innovative, high quality and … Read More

Native American Heritage Night at the SF Giants Game

On June 12th, Two Feathers had 27 youth (TAY age included) and 15 adults travel to the Bay Area for the Native American Heritage Night at the San Francisco Giants Game. The group stayed the night in Corte Madera where they enjoyed the swimming in the pool, soaking in the hot tub, playing cornhole, visiting with one another, and barbecuing … Read More