Indigenous Ways of Knowing
The Oregon Center for Inquiry and Social Innovation at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling hosted an international conference, titled Indigenous Ways of Knowing: To Teach, Lead, and Counsel, on July 19 and 20. Participants explored the question, “How can educators, counselors, and community leaders best serve Native communities?”
The event included a special presentation by Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer and founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project in Minnesota, the Indigenous Women’s Network, and the Honor the Earth Fund.
Indigenous Ways of Knowing, a Native American studies program, was created in response to society’s need for educators, counselors, and other community leaders familiar with indigenous peoples’ history, well-being, and political rights and responsibilities.