Native American Advisory Committee

The Lewis & Clark Native American Advisory Committee is tasked with advising the LC President on Native/Indigenous matters.

The group’s initial membership formed organically from a group of alumni that organized a loosely structured student organization called the American Indian Interest Group (AIIG). The AIIG operated during the years 1978-81. The AIIG reunited in March 2022 shortly after the announcement of Robin Holmes-Sullivan as the new LC President. Encouraged by the new leadership at LC, the group met with President Holmes-Sullivan to discuss the possibility of increasing the Native American/Indigenous presence on campus and to work with the new administration to envision LC as a leading institution of higher education for Native/Indigenous students and the tribes they represent in the region and the entire country. At present, individuals from the American Indian Interest Group, the LC Board of Alumni, and other Native/Indigenous faculty serve on the President’s Native American Advisory Committee. It is envisioned that membership on this committee will be fluid as new members are asked to join and participate.