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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

From the Rez to The White House: Dr. Amanda Tachine’s Journey of Gratitude–Native American Heritage Month event

Date: 6:00pm PST November 30, 2015 Location: Gregg Pavilion

Gregg Pavilion

Dr. Amanda Tachine, a postdoctoral scholar at Arizona State University’s Center for Indian Education, was one of 11 young women recently honored this past September as a “Champions of Change” by President Obama for her work with Native youth, college students, and families.

Dr. Tachine will be sharing her journey to her doctorate degree, as well as her research and practice in the areas of access and equity in education for Native Americans.

Dr. Tachine is Navajo from Ganado, Arizona. She is Náneesht’ézhí Táchii’nii (Zuni Red Running into Water clan) born for Tl’izilani (Many Goats clan). Her maternal grandfather’s clan is Tábaahí (Water’s Edge) and her paternal grandfather’s clan is Ashiihi (Salt).

Dr. Tachine received her doctoral degree in Higher Education at The University of Arizona. Her research centers on exploring college access and persistence among Native college students and seeking strategies to increase their degree attainment. She has lead efforts in a dynamic mentoring program, Native SOAR (Student Outreach, Access, and Resiliency) where underrepresented students, primarily Native college students provide college access mentorship to Native high school students.

Dr. Tachine has published thought pieces in the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera and The Hill through her role as a Public Voices Op-Ed Fellow.

The event will be in Gregg Pavilion, which is located next to Agnes Flanagan Chapel on the campus of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

This event is co-sponsored by LC Inclusion Multicultural Engagement; Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling’s Indigenous Ways of Knowing program; Lewis & Clark Law School Indian Law Program; Oregon Native American Chamber, Native American Law Students Association of Lewis and Clark Law School; the Lewis & Clark College Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

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