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

“Home Away From Home” TAY Business Plan Competition

Several of our local Native high school students were selected as one of the top 5 for a Native Youth Business Plan Competition! Emma Sundberg (Wiyot Junior from McKinleyville High), Claire Patterson (Karuk Sophomore from Eldorado High), Jordan Brown (Karuk Junior from McKinleyville High), and Ryan Ames (Yurok Senior from Hoopa High) submitted a business plan they designed. Their plan … Read More

Orleans Earth Day Clean-up

Two Feathers NAFS, in collaboration with Karuk Tribe’s Natural Resources Department, hosted an Earth Day Clean-up event in Orleans, California. During this event, our group highlighted the importance of coming together as a community for a collective goal, which is to protect and acknowledge the indigenous land we are on. In addition, this event provided an opportunity to reconnect ourselves … Read More

Community Easter Egg Hunt

With over 700 people in attendance, Two Feathers hosted its first community-wide Easter egg hunt. This event followed two years of isolation and too few community events due to the pandemic. As several community members expressed, “this is exactly what we needed.” The egg hunt featured over 3,500 eggs filled with treasures which were quickly collected by kids young and … Read More

‘We-Chek Toh-Kow Gardening & Storytelling

On Saturday, April 2nd, families gathered at Two Feathers’ garden where they played in the dirt, painted flower pots, listened to stories by Ernie Albers, and enjoyed fresh smoothies. Families received strawberry starts that they could take home and plant.

Movie Night in Orleans

Over 40 people attended a movie night in Orleans where they enjoyed pizza and snacks and the movie Turning Red. While some were watching the movie, others were outside playing basketball.