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We work collaboratively to strengthen individual capacity and community bonds to advance the academic mission of the university through
Inclusion, Diversity, Evaluation, Achievement Leadership

I.D.E.A.L.

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L.A.C.E. embodies the universal tenets of
Love, Authenticity, Courage and Empathy.
These interlocking values represent the being and doing of individuals and the institutions in which they engage. 

*©Yvette Alex-Assensoh 2013 

L.A.C.E.

 

 

Native American Nine Flags Ceremony 2016

Land Acknowledgement

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, Kalapuya descendants are primarily citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they continue to make important contributions to their communities, to the UO, to Oregon, and to the world.

In following the Indigenous protocol of acknowledging the original people of the land we occupy, we also extend our respect to the nine federally recognized Indigenous nations of Oregon: the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and the Klamath Tribes. We express our respect to the many more tribes who have ancestral connections to this territory, as well as to all other displaced Indigenous peoples who call Oregon home.

 

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CACE: Campus and Community Engagement
 

 

CACE

Strategies Groups

Strategies and Working Groups are autonomous grass-roots organizations of faculty, staff, and students from Native, Black, Latino, Asian, Desi and Pacific Islander, and white communities. Volunteers donate their personal time and energy in support of making the university a more welcoming place.

Strategies GroupsBridging Connections and Building Community

 

​​​​​Yvette Alex-Assensoh 
​​​​​Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

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A Call for Deeper Understanding and Action on MLK Day 2022 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.” Read more

Listen to an interview with Dr. Alex-Assensoh on the podcast:
 The Most Interesting People in Higher Education

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Funding Opportunities

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

BY THE NUMBERS

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fEDERALLY RECOGNIZED TRIBES OF OREGON 
2021
NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES MAJOR OFFERED 
 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:  STACIA HENRY

"At this year’s IPD (Indigenous People's Day), I had the tremendous honor to sing a traditional tribal flag song in my Native language. I am grateful to be involved with the Native community and share the knowledge I have with Indigenous students. Sharing my culture while at the UO is how I continue to practice my cultural traditions.”

Stacia Henry, Paiute, Major: Family and Human Services, Minor: Native American Studies, class of 2023. 

EVENTS

Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group
Jan25
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group Jan 25 Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)
MLK 2022 Keynote Speaker Payton Head
Jan25
MLK 2022 Keynote Speaker Payton Head Jan 25 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
"Talking Black In America" Film Screening
Feb8
"Talking Black In America" Film Screening Feb 8 Straub Hall
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group
Feb8
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group Feb 8 Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)
A’Lelia Bundles, UO Law School Derrick Bell Lecture | African American Workshop and Lecture Series 2021 - 2022
Feb9
A’Lelia Bundles, UO Law School Derrick Bell Lecture | African American Workshop and Lecture Series 2021 - 2022 Feb 9 William W. Knight Law Center
“Letting My Heart Be Broken: Healing Cultural Trauma”
Feb11
“Letting My Heart Be Broken: Healing Cultural Trauma” Feb 11
"Signing Black In America" Film Screening
Feb15
"Signing Black In America" Film Screening Feb 15 Straub Hall
Claudia Schreier | African American Workshop and Lecture Series 2021 - 2022
Feb22
Claudia Schreier | African American Workshop and Lecture Series 2021 - 2022 Feb 22
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group
Feb22
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group Feb 22 Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)
EI Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Sovereignty Node Workshop
Feb25
EI Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Sovereignty Node Workshop Feb 25

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