About Us

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We are a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We strive to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large.


We Are Native. We are members of diverse and vibrant communities. Learn more about your culture, history, and current events.

I am Strong in Mind and Spirit. By sharing with one another, we can teach each other lessons about self-confidence, self-respect, pride, courage, and spirituality.

I Control My Body. My body is mine and mine alone. I have control over my physical and sexual health.

We Are Not Alone. Regardless of the issue, there are other Native teens and young adults going through the same life challenges….hear their stories and share your own. Together we can support one another through tough times and come out stronger in the end.

We Can Change Our World. Community involvement is something that can start small and make a big impact. We have the tools you need to get started shaping your community in positive ways.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We R Native is supported, in part, with funds from the Indian Health Service and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, and by a GLS suicide prevention grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (5U79SM061780).

*We R Native launched in 2012, and a mobile version of the site launched in 2013. The site contains over 330 health and wellness pages that have been reviewed by Native youth and topical experts. We R Native is housed at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.


Get involved and make positive change

Become a WRN Youth Ambassador. Do you strive to make your tribe or community a better place? Want to be a part of and help represent We R Native? Apply to become a WRN Ambassador today.

Ask Auntie a Question! You've got questions. She's got answers.

Our story is your story. No one is going to tell it better than you. Share your story today!

Enter the Monthly Contest. Win WRN gear and up to $75! Check out this month's contest

Apply for a Community Service Mini Grant. Want to make a positive impact in your community? We would love to help you accomplish your goals. Apply for a $475 community service mini grant.

And be sure to stay connected with We R Native on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or text message (text NATIVE to 97779) to learn all the ways you can get involved!