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Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK)

In an increasingly multicultural and complex world, Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) prepares native and non-native teachers, counselors and related community leaders for positive and informed leadership roles. IWOK empowers Tribal communities by providing educational experiences through a multicontextual process rooted in Indigenous worldviews.

To empower Tribal communities by providing educational experiences through a multicontextual process rooted in Indigenous worldviews.

About the Program
We are governed by the Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) Leadership Council; they set our vision according to their knowledge of the unmet needs of our Native Communities in balance with the strengths of Lewis & Clark College. As we look to the twenty-first century, honoring and learning from the tradition, wisdom, and resilience of Native American cultures, people, and communities is essential to our nation’s positive leadership.

IWOK’s programmatic focus areas for 2011-2014 include: 

- Sovereignty
- Community Health
- Culture & Arts
- Education
- Leadership Initiatives
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Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK)

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    Indigenous Ways of Knowing Project is located in room 105 of Rogers Hall on the Graduate Campus.

    voice 503-768-6040 fax 503-768-6045

    Coordinator Se-ah-dom Edmo

    Indigenous Ways of Knowing Project

    • Indigenous Ways of Knowing ProjectLewis & Clark0615 S.W. Palatine Hill RoadMSC 85PortlandOR97219