facilitates and supports all university-wide policies and initiatives relating to American Indian/Alaska Native recruitment, retention, and community engagement. The position was the first (founded in 1987 as the Indian Education Office) of several select programs to work with a designated minority community. The purpose of the American Indian Initiatives office is to uphold and maintain the unique government-to-government status that tribes have with state institutions based on treaty rights. Education is one of the many treaty rights the U.S. federal government ensures for Native peoples and as such is supported by the state of Oregon.
Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes, Director
Intercultural Student Services
A150E Kerr Administration Building
Web Site: American Indian Initiatives
see also: Native American Longhouse