Diversity and Inclusion
Lewis & Clark recognizes October 8th, 2018 as Indigenous People’s Day.
Lewis & Clark College is located in Portland, Oregon, in the Multnomah County.
Prior to the newcomers coming to this area, the indigenous land of this area was home to many tribal people.
We honor the indigenous people on whose traditional and ancestral homelands we stand: the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, and Watalala bands of the Chinook; the Tualatin Kalapuya; and many other indigenous nations of the Columbia River.
It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them.
In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.
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Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Lewis & Clark College honors the liberal arts tradition as a learning community committed to diversity and inclusion. The Office of the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion educates, advocates, promotes, and engages the Lewis & Clark community in diversity, equity and inclusion to foster and support a multi-cultural, multi-religious, multi-identity college community where all feel challenged to venture from their comfort zone, feeling supported and a part of the college community, as they grow and learn.
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