Native american task force proposal.2013
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A proposal request for aNative American Task Force on Student Success At Portland State University By Dr. Cornel Pewewardy Director and Professor of Indigenous Nations Studies January 18, 2013
Indigenous Ways of The arrival of Europeans on this Knowing continent changed the traditional pathways of Indigenous PeoplesIdeal personality is someonewho shows kindness to all 1492 is referred to as the “contact” periodWho puts the group ahead ofindividual wants & desires Some tribal leaders refer this as “interference” or “interruption”Who is steeped in spiritual &ritual knowledge Common however is a strong belief in individualism & pursuit of materialPerson who is expected to gaindisplay bravery, hardiness &strength against enemies and History of colonization is one ofoutsiders successive takeovers to erase any semblance of indigeneityPerson who is adaptable &doesn’t complain about Within the context of a learning institution,problems one cannot naturally INST speaks to revitalization of tribalchange languages & traditional pathways of action & freedom
Native Americans in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile Synthesis of Findings• Disparities exist across all institutions addressed in the report.• It is worse here than in King County (home to Seattle) for Native Americans• It is worse here for Native Americans than USA averages• These disparities are worsening over time• These comparisons show that policy can influence outcomes •The policy landscape is failing the Native American community •We can and must reverse these trends
Returning to Our Traditional Ways of Knowing Indigenous paradigm incorporates the idea of renewal.Billy-Johnson-(SNAKE’HAWK)http://www.flickr.com/photos/11506033@N03/5346860655/
Native American Task Force Goals Goal One: Increase the number of Native American/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students at Portland State University with at least 5% of Native American/Alaska Native students.Goal Two: Retain the number of NativeAmerican/Alaska Native students enrolledfull-time at Portland State University.Establish sustainable pathways for AI/ANstudents that integrates research basedeffective practices with community based,culturally responsive student supportsystems unique to the needs of Nativestudents.
Advisory Committee United Indian Students in Higher Education (UISHE)American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) PSU Student Activities & Leadership Programs (SALP) PSU American Indian Urban Teacher Program Oregon Indian Education Association Indian Education Programs, Portland Public Schools Native American Student & Community Center Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA) Siletz Education Department, Portland Office Grand Ronde Education Department, Portland Office Warm Springs Education Department Umatilla Education Department
Hiyu Masi Indigenous Nations Studies acknowledges and recognizes tribal peoples’ centuries-long fight to reconstitute Indigenous sovereignty, which includesthe right to self-governance and cultural self-representation. We want be a part of the solution and not the problem.