CORVALLIS, Ore. – All nine of Oregon’s Native American Tribes will be on the Oregon State University campus Nov. 16 for a full-day meeting with OSU offices and representatives regarding higher education at OSU and throughout the state of Oregon. The meeting takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union, Room 211.
There will be 24 Native representatives from the nine tribes present. OSU has several Memorandums of Understanding between the various tribes and the university. These MOUs uphold the relationship between the tribe and the university regarding access, retention, community engagement and research. The meeting will touch on what areas are working for the tribes, what areas are not working, and what the current research needs are for the tribes as they engage in economic development and sustainability.
Another topic of discussion is the possibility of developing an Oregon Tribal College. According to Allison Davis-White Eyes, Interim Director, OSU Intercultural Student Services, Oregon is one of a few Western states that does not have a tribal college.
Following the meeting will be an Indigenous Feast, hosted by University Housing Dining , Native American Longhouse and Intercultural Student Services at the McNary Dining Center . The feast will feature traditional Native American dishes. The feast takes place from 5 to 7 p.m., and is $8.