Celebrating Indigenous People with Traditions and Reflection
Pacific University marks Indigneous Peoples Month this November with a series of events on its campuses and in the community. You are invited to join us in learning more about the cultures and experiences of native peoples in our area historically and throughout the world.
- Nov. 25 International Day of Violence Against Women
- Nov. 25 Native Film Night
- Nov. 29 Indigenous Marketplace
- Through Jan. 5 | Portland Art Museum Exhibition, Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait
Pacific also explored the history of the Forest Grove Indian Training School in a recent issue of Pacific magazine. In 1880, just four blocks east of Pacific, the Forest Grove Indian Training School opened its doors with the backing of the federal government, local politicians and Pacific leaders. Learn more about the history of the Indian Training School and the records and photos that remain in the Pacific University Archives.
Pacific also recently issued its first land acknowledgement during last May’s Commencement ceremonies, a tradition that has continued at official ceremonies over the last several months. The land acknowledgement recognizes that today’s university is located on the native lands of the Atfalati, Clatskanie, and Kalapuya people.