You are invited to this year’s Annual PRIDE Awards Ceremony! PRIDE stands for Proudly Recognizing Indigenous Devotion to Education. This unique and special award is intended to highlight the excellent work we see each other doing every day! It is essential to honor the efforts of our Native American students, community members, faculty, and staff.
Please take a few minutes to nominate someone today! Nominations are due by Wednesday April 4th.
Nominations someone here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Pc1Mq4k1aawETj
Event Contact: Stephanie Tabibian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Past examples of why someone was nominated:
• (Student) For helping to make sjima and other sports a part of UO Native life, for inviting his elders to play basketball, for working hard to revitalize Native language and culture and having fun while doing it. For showing up to support NASU and any Native organized event at the Longhouse.
• (Faculty) Sometimes devotion to Indigenous education is public--organizing programs, giving testimony, attending community events... Although Julie's devotion to Indigenous education includes these actions, I nominate her for the PRIDE award for the quite and strategic ways she supports Native students behind the scenes. Julie's advocacy for Native students is careful, critical, and structural. She works tirelessly to remove barriers for Native students who want to become teachers. She also works strategically to embed structures, philosophies, and practices throughout the UOTeach program that respect Native students and the knowledge, perspectives, values, and commitments they bring to the program.
• (Community member) Dawn is an Aunty and fill in mother to many people in the Springfield Eugene area. Her passion for Native families and kids is inspiring. She does her best to ensure that Native kids get to connect with the culture and that families have that opportunity as well. She works with Native students at the University as well taking on interns and being available if students have questions or need a reference. It isn't just a 9-5 work week for Dawn she incorporates her teachings and traditions in all that she does.