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Course: Portland's Urban Native Americans: How to Be an Ally (PUGS)

Wayfinding Academy, 8010 N Charleston
8010 N Charleston Avenue
Portland, OR 97203, US (map)



4 weeks

Explore issues impacting Native Americans in today's Portland as well as the history behind them, and gain a language for supporting the lives and cultures of Native people.

Native Americans face tricky sociopolitical and structural inequities in today's Portland. What does it mean to be an ally? This experimental and interactive class will crush stereotypes and raise hell. In a fun way! You will finish this course better informed and better equipped to be part of a better future for Native Americans.

Instructor: Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D. is a writer, teacher, and Native leader. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.