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Building and sustaining a truly inclusive campus community is the work of all of us. At Lewis & Clark, the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement is here to support in this endeavor.




Exploring Identity.

Connecting Interculturally.

Creating Community. 




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In Recognition of Indigenous People’s Day


Monday, October 10th, was Indigenous People’s Day. To honor this, IME would like to bring awareness to an Indigenous historical event taking place today: the protests at Standing Rock. It is our hope that students, faculty, and administration discuss the protests, and reflect upon issues such as: water access, land access, Native American rights, oil spills, free speech, violence versus peaceful civil disobedience, and media coverage. In the spirit of learning, here are some quick facts about the Pipeline and protests:

-The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is being built to carry large amounts of oil from North Dakota to Illinois by crossing the Missouri River and Native American/American Indian land.

-Protesters and opponents of DAPL say that it will disturb sacred Sioux sites and contaminate their drinking water.

-In August, 2016, members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe gathered in North Dakota to protest the construction of DAPL.

-Many other Native American/American Indian tribes have joined the Sioux in protest, making it one of the largest protests by Native Americans/American Indians in history.

-Early in September, 2016, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior denied the construction company authorization to continue, but only in the Lake Oahe region.

-On October 9th, 2016, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the construction of the Pipeline can continue on privately owned land.

-Protestors continue to gather in North Dakota, calling for environmental justice and justice for Native Americans and their land.

As always IME is here for you if you need help processing or would like to discuss this, and other, current events.



Upcoming Events

December 5th, 2016

December 6th, 2016

December 8th, 2016

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Alumni of Color Supper Club
    The Supper Club is a special event for up to 10 current L&C students to share a nice dinner with several alumni of color at Lewis & Clark. It is a great, informal opportunity to build community with different generations within the L&C community and learn about our stories before, during, and after L&C!
    WHEN: The Supper Club will take place at 5:30PM on Thursday, December 8th
    WHERE: Board Room, Manor House



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