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.
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:
- Community Health
- Culture & Arts
- Leadership Initiatives
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Learn more about our work
- Tribal Equity Toolkit: Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit and LGBT Justice in Indian Country
- Get involved! Upcoming events
- Meet the people of IWOK
- IWOK history