welcome TO PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY Portland State University has close to 100 Native Faculty and staff across campus. This is a wonderful tribute to the diversity of our learning environment and certainly to our school as a campus where indigenous people are valued. “Why is college awesome? )LJH\ZLPUHKKP[PVU[VTHU`Z[\KLU[ZÄUKPUN[OLTZLS]LZPUPTWHZZPVULK debates in class and clubs, you get to ask “Why?” and feel empowered by it. Yes, it makes you stronger! This is an exciting way to learn about people and about the diversity of beliefs. No one can take your education away. It is one of the few things in life that lasts forever in you!”
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Take care of yourself and your family: Most college graduates earn a lot MORE money during their working years than people who stop their education at high school. The more education you get, the more likely you will get a job you like. Continuing your education after high school is much more important for your generation than it was for your parentsâ€™ generation. Today, most good jobs require more than a high school diploma. Education beyond high school gives you the opportunity to explore your interests and experience life success in general.
Exploring your interests MAKE A LIST OF YOUR SKILLS AND INTERESTS.... Think hard about what you enjoy? What you are good at?
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Learn More Go to http://www.pdx.edu/cecs/ http://www.pdx.edu/architecture/ Source: Smithsoniam Institution
The Native American Student Community Center has a garden on top of the roof. The garden is full of NYLH[ULZZ!`V\JHUÃ„UKJune Berry, Lily Meadows, Wild Rose, Cedar, Douglas Fir, and more.
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There was this village on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. And this was long ago when people were not yet real people, and that is when we could talk to the animals. And so Coyote — the Trickster —came down the river to the village and asked the people if they were living well. And they said “Yes, we are, but you need to talk to our chief, Tsagaglal. She lives up in the hill.” So Coyote pranced up the hill and asked Tsagaglal if she was a good chief or one of those evildoers. She said, “No, my people live well. We have lots of salmon, venison, berries, roots, good houses. Why do you ask?” And Coyote said, “Changes are going to happen. How will you watch over your people?” And so she didn’t know. And it was at that time that Coyote changed her into a rock (naming the WL[YVNS`WO:OL>OV>H[JOLZ[V^H[JO her people forever.
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United States Department of Labor http://www.bls.gov/k12/money.htm
American Indian Urban Teacher Program www.pdx.edu/aiutp
Healing Feather, Native American Student Service 503.725.5348, www.naranorthwest.org
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